SDG 16 includes the target to 'End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children'.
The World Health Organization reports that each year, 40 million children under the age of 15 are victims of child abuse. September's UN General Assembly adoption of the post-2015 agenda with a strong inclusion of the welfare of children marked an important step on the road to making life better for boys and girls everywhere.

Alliance issue: Why philanthropy should care about the SDGs, December 2015, Volume 21 , Number 4.
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