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20100630 Protect for the Future


20100630 Protect for the Future
Placing children's protection and care at the heart of achieving the MDGs.



The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have focused global efforts to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Yet many of the crucial targets are in danger of not being reached by 2015, which will have devastating impacts for the wellbeing of children throughout the world. This important report argues that a failure to provide proper care and protection for children is hindering progress in the achievement of many of the MDGs.
We live in a time with access to wide-ranging knowledge, transformative modern technology, new medicines and human and financial resources undreamt of in the past. Yet too many children die from preventable diseases, too many children go to sleep hungry each day, too many children still have no access to even primary education and too many children continue to be subjected to violence and sexual abuse in the home, in institutions, in communities or in school.