01 December 2023

Children with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia

Nearly 11 million children with disabilities live in Europe and Central Asia. Each of them – like every child in the world – has the right to be nurtured and supported through responsive care and education, to receive adequate nutrition and social protection, and to enjoy play and leisure time. Too often, however, such rights are denied. The reasons vary: They include stigma, lack of accessible services, institutionalization and physical barriers. But the consequences are sadly consistent. When marginalized from society, the chances for these children to survive and thrive are diminished, along with their prospects for a bright future. In 2015, the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was framed around the pledge of leaving no one behind. It calls for a commitment to ensure that all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), comprising 169 targets, are achieved for the benefit of all members of society. It emphasizes reaching those furthest behind first, which inevitably includes children with disabilities and their families. Monitoring the inclusion of children with disabilities in development efforts has long been held back by the lack of reliable and comprehensive data. Recent years, however, have seen renewed efforts to fill these data gaps. The development of new data collection tools has resulted in a substantial increase in the availability and quality of data on children with disabilities, fostering new analyses and contributing to increased knowledge generation. This report is a testament to these efforts. It includes internationally comparable data from nine countries in Europe and Central Asia and covers more than 30 indicators of child well-being – from nutrition, health and education to protection from violence and discrimination. It also presents global and regional estimates of children with disabilities drawn from more than 1,000 data sources, including 228 from countries in Europe and Central Asia. The report’s objective is to promote the use of these data to make children with disabilities in the region more visible, bringing about a fuller understanding of their life experiences. It offers evidence crucial to decision-making to fulfil obligations, both moral and legal, to give every child an equal chance in life. This report was originally published by UNICEF Data. 
13 July 2023

International classification of violence against children

With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the global community made a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030. Although this drew much needed attention to the importance of preventing and responding to violence against children, the availability of comparable data remains limited. The scarcity of comprehensive data concerning the issue is undoubtedly amplifying the problem at hand, as it reinforces the misconception that violence is a peripheral phenomenon. In response, UNICEF has developed the International Classification of Violence against Children (ICVAC) with inputs from over 200 experts from national statistical offices, academia, and international organizations. ICVAC includes operational definitions of all forms of violence against children and covers interpersonal and collective violence, both in times of peace and during internal or international armed conflict. The classification will provide countries with a tool to capture and categorize incidents of violence and consequently assess the extent to which their national definitions and data collection efforts comply with internationally-agreed standards. It will also facilitate the production of comparable data across different countries and contribute to obtaining a clearer understanding of the actual extent of violence, enabling more effective strategies and interventions to combat it. Countries will be able to collaborate more efficiently, exchange best practices, and collectively address the multifaceted challenges associated with violence on a global scale.
15 June 2023

Joint child malnutrition estimates 2023 — levels and trends

Child malnutrition estimates for the indicators stunting, wasting, overweight and underweight describe the magnitude and patterns of malnutrition aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 2.2. The UNICEF-WHO-WB Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates inter-agency group updates the global and regional estimates of prevalence and numbers for each indicator every other year. The key dissemination materials for the 2023 edition includes global, regional and country trends from 2000-2022 for stunting and overweight. For wasting and severe wasting, country estimates are based on available primary data sources (e.g., household surveys), global trends are presented for 2000-2022 and the regional estimates show the latest estimates (2022). Country progress assessment towards the 2030 targets are aggregated into regional summaries are included in the brochure. The Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates (JME) released in 2023 reveal insufficient progress to reach the 2025 World Health Assembly (WHA) global nutrition targets and SDG target 2.2. Only about one third of all countries are ‘on track’ to halve the number of children affected by stunting by 2030, and assessment of progress to date not being possible for about one quarter of countries. Even fewer countries are expected to achieve the 2030 target of 3 per cent prevalence for overweight, with just 1 in 6 countries currently ‘on track’. Further, an assessment of progress towards the wasting target is not possible for nearly half of countries. More intensive efforts are required if the world is to achieve the global target of reducing the number of children with stunting to 89 million by 2030. With current progress, the 2030 target will be missed by 39.6 million children, with more than 80 per cent of these ‘missed’ children in Africa. Gaps in the availability of data in some regions makes it challenging to accurately assess progress towards global targets. Regular data collection is therefore critical for monitoring and reporting on country, regional and global progress on child malnutrition.
30 August 2022

Monitoring the situation of children's rights and inequities

Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE) is a pivotal UNICEF initiative aimed at fostering partnerships with National Statistical Offices to improve the availability, comparability, and disaggregation of statistics on children, thereby contributing to a more accurate understanding of the unique challenges faced by children in…, TransMonEE Database Explorer, Explore our repository of over 900 child rights indicators Dashboard, TransMonEE Dashboard, Visualise and analyse child-related data for 55 countries Map, Country Data Compilation, Tools and resources to collect child protection data, Latest Publications using Data on Children, This section presents the latest publications from National Statistical Offices (NSOs), UNICEF and other organisations on data and statistics on children, women and adolescents in Europe and Central Asia., Upcoming webinars and events, The aim of the TransMonEE initiative is to support stakeholders in the region to make informed decisions on child-related issues by increasing knowledge through data. Explore our upcoming events and meetings by clicking below or subscribe to our newsletter to be notified about future events. Zorica Dimic, 42, a visiting nurse, checks up on…, Breaking barriers: An analytical report on Roma children, A summary of findings from four MICS surveys in Roma settlements in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Read More
30 August 2022

Publications and resources

67 results Fulltext search Hide filters Newest Best match Oldest By title (A-Z) By title (Z-A) Show filters Date range Max Document 15 May 2024, TransMonEE Virtual Network Meeting 2024 - Presentation, Update and discussion on the next steps in the implementation of the action points from TransMonEE March Meeting. Get the document Document 15 May 2024 TransMonEE Virtual Network Meeting 2024 - Presentation Update and discussion on the next steps in the implementation of the action points from TransMonEE March Meeting. Get the document Page 24…, Virtual TransMonEE Network Meeting 2024, The virtual TransMonEE meeting took place on May 15, 2024.  This meeting had insightful session where we discussed significant updates and initiatives pertinent to the TransMonEE network. For further information, send us an email to: [email protected] Agenda - TransMonEE Virtual Meeting Visit the page Page 24 April 2024 Virtual TransMonEE…, Breaking barriers: An analytical report on Roma children and women, This report provides an overview of selected findings from the sixth round (2018–2020) of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) conducted in Roma settlements in Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. It focuses on Roma children and women, aiming to track progress and highlight disparities within the Roma community compared to the…,…, Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, The  Committee on the Rights of the Child  is the UN body of independent experts responsible for monitoring the implementation of the  Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC)  and its Optional Protocols. In the ambit of this process, the Committee examines periodic reports prepared by governments and independent stakeholders from each State…,…, TransMonEE Network System: Country Presentations, The collaborative intergovernmental Working Group streamlines changes in evidence generation practice, use and dissemination across key sectors ensuring sustainability Ainur Dossanova, Bureau of National Statistics, Kazakhstan Statistics Finland’s progress in a holistic mapping of data and statistics on children in line with the National Child……, TransMonEE Network System: Indicator Systems to Measure Progress for Children, First version of the joint monitoring framework for the European Child Guarantee Kristoffer Lundberg, EU Social Protection Committee Indicators sub-group Mathis Porchez, European Commission Statistics on children in the CIS countries Galina Selishcheva, CISSTAT Get the document Document 13 March 2024 TransMonEE Network System: Indicator Systems to…, Europe and Central Asia Child Rights Monitoring Framework 2024, UNICEF ECARO developed a tool to assess, condense, and articulate critical issues, challenges, and tactics concerning child rights. Dubbed the Europe and Central Asia Child Rights Monitoring Framework (ECA CRM framework), this tool is grounded in the principles of the UNCRC, aiming to foster a comprehensive and unified method for monitoring child…, Children Statistics Meeting 2024 Report, This report summarises the discussions and results of the 2024 Children Statistics Meeting. Get the document Document 10 March 2024 Children Statistics Meeting 2024 Report This report summarises the discussions and results of the 2024 Children Statistics Meeting. Get the document Report 01 March 2024, Data-Related Recommendations of The Committee on The Rights of The Child, The paper presents a comprehensive overview of the Committee's recent recommendations to State parties in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, emphasizing data collection, analysis, dissemination, and utilization concerning children. The analysis encompasses various key themes, including data collection systems, education, health, violence……, Data and Child Rights, The ECA Child Rights Monitoring Framework is a promising and ambitious initiative to universally monitor and advance child rights. With its comprehensive structure, the framework offers a holistic approach to statistics, data and analysis on children and can inform national discussions on selecting indicators to measure the country’s progress for…, National Dashboards and Child Rights Strategies, TransMonEE serves as a hub for cross-sectoral and cross-country learning and exchange. This webpage is designed to offer a comprehensive compilation of national SDG and child-related dashboards across Europe and Central Asia. It's crafted to bolster the network, fostering collaboration and facilitating exchange among TransMonEE members. The… Visit…, Sustainable Development Goals, Explore the SDG-related data and resources available and support our collective effort to build a more sustainable and equitable world for every child.  Inequality, Europe and Central Asia Child Inequity Dashboard, This dashboard sheds light on the specific challenges faced by marginalized and vulnerable children. Database, Availability of Child…