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A future for the world’s children?

This WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission lays the foundations for a new global movement for child health and presents high-level recommendations that position children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The health and wellbeing of children now and in the future depends on overcoming new challenges that are escalating at such speed as to threaten the progress and successes of the past two decades in child health.

The ILCHR team under Mark Tomlinson, was involved in the compilation of the Commission and provided a commentary.

No single country is providing children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future

“Children should not merely survive, they also need to thrive – and countries need to create enabling conditions to assist children to flourish” Professor Mark Tomlinson.

Wealthy countries threaten every child’s future through climate change


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