The United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) day is annually observed across the globe on 11th December to mark the creation of UNICEF by United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) on 11th December 1946.
- 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the foundation of UNICEF.
i.The UNGA adopted resolution 57(I) on 11th December 1946 creating UNICEF to provide supplies and assistance to children after World War II.
ii.UNICEF originally known as the “United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund” was started as a temporary relief fund of the United Nations(UN).
iii.Later, The mandate of UNICEF was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries.
iv.UNICEF became a permanent part of the UN system in 1953, and was renamed as United Nations Children’s Fund but retained its acronym “UNICEF”.
Tag line of UNICEF:
In 2008, “Unite For Children” became the tagline of UNICEF and later in 2016, For Every Child was adopted as the brand strategy of UNICEF and became a part of its logo.
75 years of UNICEF:
i.Through a network of direct offices and various welfare organizations and government agencies, UNICEF works in 190 countries around the World.
ii.UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress and believe that every child must grow to their full potential.
iii.UNICEF also states that there should be no discrimination, and every child must have an equal opportunity to grow.
iv.The top priorities of UNICEF include, tackling the lack of food, education, health, and sanitation are the top priorities for UNICEF.
About United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF):
Executive Director– Catherine Russell
Headquarters– New York, United States of America