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[Summary] Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Geneva | 2020 | 11 p.
ISBN 978-92-4-000420-7 (eng); ISBN 978-92-4-000712-3 (fre); ISBN 978-92-4-000716-1 (spa); ISBN 978-92-4-000708-6 (ara); ISBN 978-92-4-000710-9 (chi)
Corporate author: 
© World Health Organization 2020

The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children. Jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, it collates inputs from over 1000 decision-makers in 155 countries who assessed their violence prevention status against the evidence-based approaches set out in INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children. The report shows that while many of the participating countries are taking some action, government officials from these same countries acknowledge that their efforts are clearly insufficient to achieve the SDG targets. The report concludes with recommendations for boosting INSPIRE implementation efforts and accelerating national progress.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Preventing violent extremism
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Violence against children; SDGs; Youth violence