Unicef leads NGOs with 'child wellbeing' report

Unicef topped NGO Watch after its report into 'child wellbeing' ranked the UK at the bottom of a league table.

In five categories – family, friendships, sex, drugs and drink – the UK scored lowest among the world’s 21 most advanced economies.

More than 300 outlets covered the study, which prompted children’s commissioner for England Sir Al Aynsley-Green to conclude there was ‘a crisis at the heart of our society’.

Elsewhere, coverage of Greenpeace’s dramatic battle with a Japanese whaling fleet in the stormy Antarctic Ocean moved the organisation from eighth in January’s chart to second this time around.

Meanwhile, Comic Relief stepped up preparations for its annual fundraiser by revealing a strategy to target networking sites such as YouTube and MySpace.

Mentions in 259 news items put the charity fourth.

Finally, the RSPCA’s investigation into whether ‘fake’ fur actually contained dog hair garnered 263 items of coverage for the animal charity. However, it dropped from first place in January to third in the latest chart.


NGO WATCH February 2007 ranking


Ranking    
NGO
No. of mentions
   
01.
Unicef   
306 
02. Greenpeace
277 
03. RSPCA    
263 
04. Comic Relief259 
05. Friends of the Earth
248 
06. Cancer Research UK
214 
07. Age Concern
203 
08. Red Cross
187 
09. RSPB
186 
10. Citizens Advice Bureau
173 

Source: Infonic

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