Milesstones of Unicef

Milesstones of Unicef

UNICEF is the acronym of the United Nations International Children´s Emergency Fund which is later shortened to United Nations Childrens Fund. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II

Now let´s see what Unicef accomplished with the help of its volunteers and benefactors (donation) through it s history:

• 1953 The UN General Assembly extends UNICEF’s mandate indefinitely.

• In 1954 Danny Kaye the famous comedian and actor made a film about UNICEF s work in Asia which was seen by more than 100 million people

• In 1959 The UN General Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which defines children’s rights to protection, education, health care, shelter and good nutrition.

• In 1961 Unicef expands its focus and enable the education of children with support teacher training and classroom equipment

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

• In 1981 the world health assembly adopts the international marketing of breastmilk.

• In 1982 UNICEF launches a drive to save the lives of millions of children each year. The ‘revolution’ is based on four simple, low-cost techniques: growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, breastfeeding and immunization.

• In 1987 UNICEF’s study Adjustment with a Human Face prompts a global debate on how to protect children and women from the malign effects of the economic adjustments and reforms taken to reduce national debt in poor countries.

• In 1989 Convention on the rights of the child is adopted by UN General Assembly. It enters into force in September 1990. It becomes the most widely-...

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