Despite progress in providing access to education in recent decades, a global learning crisis persists and hundreds of millions of children are still being left behind. Before COVID-19, one in five school-age children of primary to upper secondary school age was out of school. Moreover, even children in school are not necessarily learning – 617 million […]

The WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour provide evidence-based public health recommendations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults on the amount of physical activity (frequency, intensity and duration) required to offer significant health benefits and mitigate health risks. For the first time, recommendations are provided on the associations between sedentary behaviour and […]

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of patterns emerging across Europe in the areas of drug supply, illicit drug use and associated public health problems. National data sets are also provided across these themes and on key harm-reduction interventions. The report is available in English with a summary of a selection of the main findings available […]

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. Over 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Yet suicides are preventable. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make […]

The 2017/2018 survey report presents data from over 220 000 young people in 45 countries and regions in Europe and Canada. The data focus on social context (relations with family, peers, school and online communication), health outcomes (subjective health, mental health, overweight and obesity, and injuries), health behaviours (patterns of eating, physical activity and toothbrushing) […]

The purpose of the interim monitoring report is to assess how Ukrainian municipalities are implementing the UNICEF Child and Youth Friendly Communities initiative. This report is an aggregation of reports from 16 Initiative candidate communities. It shows the combined results of municipalities in the implementation of initiative Action Plans in 2019, as well as examples […]

This publication was developed in the context of the EndOCSEA@Europe project,with Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation and the participation of children. The group was consulted three times to develop the questions that are addressed, the scenarios, and dialogues included. A report on the production process of the booklet will be published shortly. “So, this is sexual abuse?” is a new child-friendly […]