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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action by all countries - developed and developing.[i] It commits to leave no one behind and puts most vulnerable and marginalized – including children – at the top of the Agenda. Nearly one-fifth of the 232 SDG indicators are related to children. [ii]

Goal 1:End poverty in all its forms everywhere

It calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations by 2030. 

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

It seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. The aim is to ensure that everyone everywhere has enough good-quality food to lead a healthy life. 



[ii] UNICEF (2019). Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era: Are we on track to achieve the SDGs for children? The situation in 2019


Source: based on data from : The World Bank:,UNICEF: , Update: March, 2019, World Social Protection Report 2017–19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals International Labour Office – Geneva: ILO, 2017

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    This Data Portal is an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African institution of policy research and advocacy on children intended to foster dissemination and utilisation of data on children in Africa in the formulation and implementation of laws, policies and programmes pertaining to children. It aims to provide credible, up-to-date, and complete data on issues related to children’s rights and wellbeing for all countries of Africa.

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