NITI Aayog- UNICEF India SOI on SDGs Focusing on Children

UNICEF India and NITI Aayog have signed a statement of intent (SoI) on sustainable development goals (SDGs) focusing on children. This SoI will be looking to formalise a cooperation framework to launch the first ‘State of India’s Children: Status and Trends in Multidimensional Child Development’ report.


  • A comprehensive measure is being developed by UNICEF India and NITI Aayog to better understand the multidimensional deprivations and attainments among children with the goal of analysing the status of children on sustainable development goals that are critical child-related.
  • This SoI will be contributing to India’s commitments on the 2030 Agenda and will also be providing policy recommendations for accelerating progress towards the SDGs of leaving no child behind and achieving their overall holistic development.

Signatories of the SoI

This SoI has been signed by Sanyukta Samaddar, the nodal officer of NITI Aayog, and Hyun Hee Ban, UNICEF India’s chief of social policy, in the presence of Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar.

Aim of the SoI

This partnership between UNICEF India and NITI Aayog will be coming up with methods, reporting, technical analysis, and action plans for the first report on the ‘Status of India’s Children’ while focusing on the multi-dimensional aspects of child development such as education, health, protection, nutrition, and other important areas.




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