The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created in 1946 to bring emergency food and health care to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II. In 1950, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address long-term needs of children and women in developing countries worldwide.
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.
When was UNICEF founded and why?
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, we now operate in more than 190 countries and territories.
What is the main purpose of the UNICEF?
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
Where does UNICEF get its money from?
Where does UNICEF get its funding? UNICEF’s work is funded entirely through the voluntary support of millions of people around the world and our partners in government, civil society and the private sector. For detailed information, go to the latest Annual Report or visit our funding pages.
Is UNICEF in genuine?
Please be Advised – THEY ARE FAKE in EVERY RESPECT. UNICEF never hires agents asking for donations. You might get calls from someone citing they have been asked to collect donations on behalf of UNICEF. They will send you UNICEF ID cards too.
How much money does UNICEF raise each year?
Most heartening of all, since our founding in 1947, our supporters’ generosity has enabled us to raise a cumulative total of $8.2 billion in donations and gifts-in-kind, including $568 million in Fiscal Year 2019.
What makes UNICEF unique?
UNICEF’s Unique Role
As the only UN agency working on the ground for children and women, only UNICEF has the influence to work at the global level with all governments in order to determine the future priorities in support of the world’s children. UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations.