Why was Unicef started?

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Our mandate was clear: to help children and young people whose lives and futures were at risk – no matter what role their country had played in the war.

Why was UNICEF created?

Until 1953, our name was an acronym for “United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund”, because UNICEF’s very first mandate was to meet the urgent needs of children after World War II.

What is the purpose of UNICEF?

UNICEF is the UN organization mandated to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, especially the most disadvantaged, and is the only organization specifically named in the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a source of expert assistance and advice.

When was UNICEF started?

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), originally known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II.

Who invented UNICEF?

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