UNICEF 75TH ANNIVERSARY

“75 years working for every child”

Written by Maricarmen Robles

The United Nations Children’s Fund, better known as UNICEF, is celebrating their seventy-fifth anniversary this year. The organization was created on 11 December of 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II, and in 1950 their mission was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere (United Nations, n.d).

Nowadays, UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories such as Cameroon, Haiti, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines and Togo. They contribute to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence (UNICEF, n.d). Their presence has been crucial in multiple countries to secure children’s well-being and the impact that the organization has in children’s lives and societies is unmeasurable.

One of the biggest contributions of UNICEF is in education, they work actively to secure equitable access to quality education for girls, children with disabilities and those who live in humanitarian and emergency settings. UNICEF is also focused on providing healthcare all around the world, including some of the hardest-to-reach places. They work to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, and help children and adolescents to build a solid foundation for adulthood.

To learn more about UNICEF you can visit their webpage and discover all the countries where they work.

References:

UNICEF (n.d). What we do. Retrieved on December 10 of 2021, from https://www.unicef.org/what-we-do.

United Nations. (n.d.). UNICEF. United Nations. Retrieved on December 10 of 2021, from https://www.un.org/en/ccoi/unicef-united-nations-childrens-fund.

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