United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF was founded by the
General Assembly on
Milk and food were distributed, as well as blankets
and shoes. Also UNICEF was active in the field of public health. The intention
was to dissolve UNICEF after the reconstruction of
Mostly Asian representatives in the General Assembly
had enough reasons not to dissolve UNICEF. They pointed out that the children
UNICEF these days supports aid projects in the field of health, nutrition, education, water and protection in almost 155 countries. Education for girls, immunisation and protection of children against measles, polio and malaria, protection of children against (sexual) exploitation and violence and preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDS and the care for AIDS orphans have priority.
Other major achievements of UNICEF are the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the World Action Plan for Children and the International Year of the Child.
Around the world many volunteers sell UNICEF products, the most famous being the post cards, to raise money for the organization. Over the years fund raising activities were held in all shapes and sizes. Local activities are organized the whole year round. Larger activities included the special Gala d'UNICEF a live Eurovision broadcast from Milan with Petula Clark, Paul Anka, Peter Ustinov and Udo Jurgens on 15 December 1973.
Many famous persons are national or international
UNICEF ambassadors. This tradition was started in 1954 by entertainer Danny
Kaye from the
The official UNICEF website.
Flag of UNICEF in Flags of the World.
Article on UNICEF in Wikipedia.
Beatrix, queen of the
Related persons - recipients of Maurice Pate Award
Stamp catalogue - general issues
German Democratic Republic
Stamp catalogue - stamps of which part of the proceeds go to UNICEF
last revised: 26 June 2009