NOTE TO JOURNALISTS
Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites
NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles and a new data visualisation tool for the creation of charts, maps and graphs. All of which make UNICEF the most reliable and up-to-date source of statistics on women and children.
Problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved. Consistent, credible data about children, their families and their communities are critical to the improvement of children’s lives and indispensable to the realisation of their rights.
UNICEF’s data provide a fuller picture than ever before of the situation of children across the globe. The data tells intricate and detailed stories about where and how children are born and cared for, how they grow, learn, work and connect with others, and how they make their way in the world.
Redesigned and expanded data.unicef.org website:
- Easy access to latest data on children and women on key indicators, including child survival, HIV, health and education.
- New and detailed statistical profiles of individual countries.
- Clear and visually intuitive display of data.
Redesigned and expanded mics.unicef.org (Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys) website:
- Easy access to entire breadth of MICS datasets for data users.
- Access to surveys, tools and resources, including close to 250 surveys in over 100 countries
A rich, fully featured database of child-related data using DevInfo.org:
- This powerful system for monitoring human development for the first time provides access to all the trend data available in UNICEF’s global databases in one place.
- Disaggregation of data by gender, wealth quintile and other dimensions previously not readily available online.
Data Visualization Dashboard Builder on DevInfo.org:
- Visualization of complex datasets making large volumes of data easier to access and use.
- Ability to create well-designed tables, maps, and graphs in an animated, interactive platform.
- New dashboard to facilitate data sharing (similar to Google Analytics Dashboard)
Did you know:
- Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence.
- Nearly 1.1 million new HIV infections were prevented in children between 2005 and 2013.
- Since 1990, the world has saved approximate 100 million children’s lives – including 24 million newborns.
- Nearly half of all deaths in children under age 5 are attributable to under nutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year.
- 14 per cent of the global population, or one billion people, practice open defecation.
- By the end of the century, Africa will be home to almost 40 per cent of humanity.
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UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.
For further information, please contact:
Elissa Jobson, UNICEF Media Section, Tel: +1 917 930 4521, firstname.lastname@example.org