Joint ILO-UNICEF report

More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection for children [Summary]

This second joint ILO-Unicef report on social protection for children outlines the devastating impact of a lack of social protection on child poverty, health, education, nutrition, child marriage and child labour.

Almost four years on from the first ILO–UNICEF joint report on social protection for children (2019), this new joint report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems for children, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in any United Nations publication, comparable trend data on effective coverage for all groups, including children, is provided. It offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social
protection for children. With a particular focus on achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the report includes access to comprehensive statistical tables containing the latest social protection data, including detailed country data on SDG indicator 1.3.1.