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Critical drivers of change for child-sensitive development

Report commissioned by Save the Children UK and UNICEF

The moral case for investing in children is compelling. In a world with resources, know-how and technology, it is morally unacceptable that we allow the levels of child deprivation that we see today to continue. There is an ethical responsibility to current and future generations of children to break the cycle of underinvestment in children, child deprivation and preventable early death. World leaders have made commitments to children through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which 192 states have ratified, and the Millennium Declaration; investing in child-sensitive development is a key mechanism for realising children‘s rights and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).