The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework, which is due to expire at the end of this year (2015), has had a special, though not always adequate, focus on children. By drawing unparalleled attention to poverty and hunger, universal primary school education, child mortality, HIV and AIDS, Malaria and maternal health, the MDG's have helped guide the efforts to improve the condition of millions of children. However, much more still remains to be done.