1 in 5 children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty and an average of 1 in 8 faces food insecurity, according to the latest Report Card issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.
Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified as most important for child well-being. It ranks countries based on their performance and details the challenges and opportunities that advanced economies face in achieving global commitments to children. The Report Card is also a wake-up call: It urges high-income countries to take action in several key areas: most notably, to put the well-being children at the heart of their long-term development plans; and to pay particular attention to the needs of children at the very bottom of the income scale, ensuring that no child is left behind. Read more on UNICEF Office of Research website