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History

Founded in 1946, UNICEF began with the specific mission of providing emergency food and healthcare to children in the countries that had been destroyed by World War II. Its original name was United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. It was later changed to the United Nation’s Children Fund after being officially adopted as a permanent branch of the UN in 1954.




Mission

UNICEF works in more than 190 nations, concentrating on the welfare of kids in at-hazard regions. Since 2006, the association has focused on a couple of particular goals: infant survival, health, fundamental training, sexual orientation equality, moderating the impacts of HIV/AIDS on kids, decreasing violence, and backing non-profits. Here is their mission statement:


Our Mission 

Our Story 


 

"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."            



UNICEF has been improving children’s lives all around the world for over 70 years through legislation and human services. Here are some of their major achievements: 

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1993: With the assistance of UNICEF, life  expectancy had increased by over 33 % of what it had been at the end of World War II. In addition, school attendance increased. This is accredited to the rapidly increased standard of living.

1973: UNICEF had helped about 70 countries to lower the death rate caused by drinking unclean water.

Progress


1959: The UN General Assembly ratified the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

1959: The UN General Assembly ratified the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. This defined the rights of education, life, health, adequate standard of living, speech, expression, and freedom of cruelty.

1959: The UN General Assembly ratified the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

In addition to helping children live healthy lives, they protect children from violence and abuse.

2015: Africa had its first year without a reported polio cases.

2012: UNICEF’s global distribution of vaccines resulted in the complete eradication of polio in India.

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