Situation Analysis of Children in the Pacific Island Countries: Regional Report
Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton, Kirsten Anderson, Ruth Barnes and Awaz Raoof
Coram International was commissioned by UNICEF Pacific to carry out 14 in-depth situation analyses (SitAns) of children and women in the following Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs): the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
This report provides a regional overview of evidence to inform decision-making across sectors that are relevant to children and women, and it is particularly intended to contribute to the development of programmes and strategies to protect, respect and fulfil the rights of children and women in the whole Pacific region. This report covers the child outcome areas of: health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); education; child protection (including child justice); and poverty and social protection. By assessing and analysing the situation for children and women in relation to these outcomes, and in relation to relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this report seeks to highlight trends, barriers and bottlenecks in the realisation of children’s and women’s rights across the PICTs region.
This regional overview is paired with 14 in-depth SitAns, which are available below for a more detailed discussion of country-specific trends, challenges and recommendations.