Unicef warns of global neglect

Far too many political and economic leaders are failing to grasp that investing in children aged nought to three is the only way to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, Unicef has declared. In its annual assessment of the well-being of children, The State of the World's Children 2001, the United Nations' Children's Fund warned that the world is squandering human potential on a massive scale as hundreds of millions of children are floundering in poverty and neglect.

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