UNICEF

Children First.

Give Hope to a Child in Need

  • UNICEF first started as an aid to children in countries affected by World War II in 1946
  • The World was torn up by this great war, so the General Assembly of the United Nations founded the United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  • UNICEF has been providing support to children in need around the world ever since then

 

History of UNICEF


How It first Got Started


Just a Few Early Events and Accomplishments

History of UNICEF

1959

The UN General Assembly ratifies the Declaration of the Rights of the Child

1961

UNICEF begins its involvement in better education for children around the world

1954

The movie star Danny Kaye becomes UNICEF’s “Ambassador at Large and his film, Assignment Children, regarding unicef's work reaches many

1979

Designated the International Year of the Child; celebrated worldwide

1953

UNICEF becomes a permanent part of the United Nations and its mandate is extended indefinately

1946

UNICEF is established and begins helping hildren in Europe after WWII

1965

UNICEF is awarded the 1965 Nobel Peace Prize “for the promotion of brotherhood among nations”

  • UNICEF is constantly trying to advance the rights and wellbeing of children.
  • They are working in 190 countries and territories along with their partners.
  • UNICEF is an "action" organization; they are turning ideas and promises into real, physical movements.
  • They realize that many people are suffering in the world, but they also know children need some special attention; they are small and fragile, so they require extra care. Children are our future and they deserve a future, so we need to nurture them.
  • Some of UNICEF's major concerns include:
    • Child Survival/Developement
    • Basic Education
    • Gender Equality
    • Child Protection
  • UNICEF is trying to eliminate as many troubles as possible for childre, at young ages, to build a strong foundation that will lead to a good future

UNICEF's mission is to give each and every child across the globe a fair chane in life, especially the most underprivileged.


What Exactly UNICEF Does

About UNICEF

  • Declaration of the Rights of the Child
    • This was the first official agreement reached internationally about children's rights
    • It "defines children’s rights to protection, education, health care, shelter and good nutrition" (UNICEF)
  • International Year of the Child -- Designated as 1979
    • Celebrated children and their rights globally
  • International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
    • The World Health Organization and UNICEF worked together to create this code in order to advocate breastfeeding and decrease the risk of sickness in babies
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • This is the fastest and most widely ratified human rights treaty
    • The Convention states that children are actual human beings with rights of their own instead of objects that just need to be cared for


Existing Laws/Legislations That They Have Achieved

About UNICEF

The First Month of Life: The Most Vulnerable Period

The first month of life: the most vulnerable period - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/maternal-health/newborn-care.html#sthash.yL8hdOUK.dpuf

 

Undernutrition


Some Statistics

About UNICEF

Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf
Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf
Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf

Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted

Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf
Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf
Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, 2010–2015 - See more at: http://data.unicef.org/nutrition/malnutrition.html#sthash.mwAszkfR.dpuf

Global distribution of deaths among newborns, by cause, 2015 (pie) and deaths among new borns (0-27 days) (bar)

UNICEF will continue to try to help and provide to as many children around the world as possible in the future, but money, as with many things, is a growing problem in the developement of the organization. With government contributions decreasing, and a changing donor prospect, some challenges will arise. But Unicef will still make a great effort to support the disadvantaged children of the world.

“The next steps of our journey will depend on our willingness to adapt to the changing world around us... to infuse equity throughout our programmes... and to find new ways to realize the rights – and brighten the futures – of the most disadvantaged children around the world”.  Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF


The Future

About UNICEFF

Children need your help now. UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations from people to help children.

Go to http://support.unicef.org/ to donate today!

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