By Kate Sommers-Dawes, November 19, 2014, published in Mashable.

It’s been 25 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF is marking the milestone with an interactive call to action.

The UN agency, which works on behalf of children globally, has published an online versionof its yearly “State of the World’s Children” report. While the assessment praises improvements in child mortality rates, water and education over the last quarter century, it also stresses advancements yet to be made and the people around the world who are coming up with ways to make them happen.

But, for further progress to be realized in vulnerable populations, innovators need to reach beyond gimmicks or niche services for the world’s elite.

“More is at stake than the need to provide high-end consumers with the latest gadgets,” the report, titled “Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child,” reads. “Innovation must not only benefit those who can afford it the most. It must also meet the needs and advance the rights of those who have the least.”

Some 60 entrepreneurs are highlighted in this year’s report, culled from a year’s worth of research in UNICEF’s 135 country offices. They’re solving big problems in their communities in unique and often simple ways, even when faced with limited resources or structural limitations.

Read the full article here.

Watch the UNICEF video titled “Zimbabwe: Solar Ear- a rechargeable hearing aid, here.