UNICEF

UNICEF-care tent in [[Sudan UNICEF ( ), originally called the '''United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children's Fund''', is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The organization is one of the most widely known and visible social welfare entities globally, operating in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF's activities include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.

UNICEF is the successor of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, created on 11 December 1946, in New York, by the U.N. Relief Rehabilitation Administration to provide immediate relief to children and mothers affected by World War II. The same year, the U.N. General Assembly established UNICEF to further institutionalize post-war relief work. In 1950, its mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women, particularly in developing countries. In 1953, the organization became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and its name was subsequently changed to its current form, though it retains the original acronym.

UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors. Its total income as of 2023 was $8.37 billion; of which public-sector partners contributed $5.45 billion. It is governed by a 36-member executive board that establishes policies, approves programs, and oversees administrative and financial plans. The board is made up of government representatives elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms.

UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. Most of its work is in the field, with a network that includes 150 country offices, headquarters and other facilities, and 34 "national committees" that carry out its mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed, while its Supply Division—based in the cities of Copenhagen and New York—helps provide over $3 billion in critical aid and services.

In 2018, UNICEF assisted in the birth of 27 million babies, administered pentavalent vaccines to an estimated 65.5 million children, provided education for 12 million children, treated four million children with severe acute malnutrition, and responded to 285 humanitarian emergencies in 90 countries. UNICEF has received recognition for its work, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965, the Indira Gandhi Prize in 1989 and the Princess of Asturias Award in 2006. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF, along with the World Health Organization and other agencies, published guidance about healthy parenting. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. 1
    Published 1998
    [Yemen] : UNICEF, [1998]
    4 v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  2. 2
    Published 1979
    Islamabad : United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 1979.
    ii, viii, 133 leaves : map ; 21 x 33 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  3. 3
    Published 1976
    New Delhi : National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, 1976.
    xiv, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  4. 4
    Published 1977
    Jakarta : United Nations Children's Fund, -1977.
    2v.
    ...UNICEF...
  5. 5
    London, United Nations Children's Fund.
    v. ill.
    ...UNICEF...
  6. 6
    Published 1996
    New Delhi, India : Unicef, 1996.
    74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  7. 7
    Published 1976
    [New Delhi] : UNICEF South Central Asia Regional Office, [1976?]
    vii, 154 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  8. 8
    Published 1979
    Genève : UNICEF, [1979-
    v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  9. 9
    by Das Gupta, Achintya
    Published 1993
    Dhaka, Bangladesh : Associates for Communication Options, 1993.
    iii, 100 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  10. 10
    Published 1992
    [Dhaka] : UNICEF, 1992.
    64 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  11. 11
    Published 1967
    [Geneva, etc.] Fonds des Nations unies pour l'enfance. 1967-1978.
    39 no. ill. 21 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  12. 12
    Published 1997
    [Dhaka] : UNICEF, <1997>-
    v. <2 > ; 22 cm.
    ...UNICEF Bangladesh...
  13. 13
    Published 1979
    [Jakarta : s.n., 1979?]
    445 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 29 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  14. 14
    by Grover, Deepa
    Published 1991
    Kathmandu : UNICEF, 1991.
    78 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
    ...UNICEF/Nepal...
  15. 15
    Published 1968
    [New Delhi : Ministry of Education, Govt. of India], 1968.
    63 p. ; 21 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  16. 16
    by Anam, Shaheen
    Published 1993
    Dhaka : UNICEF Dhaka, 1993.
    88 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm.
    ...UNICEF Bangladesh...
  17. 17
    Published 1973
    [Jakarta : Government of the Republic of Indonesia : UNICEF ; 1973]
    12 leaves ; 29 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  18. 18
    Published 1974
    [Jakarta] : Republic of Indonesia, [1974]
    v, 50 leaves ; 29 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  19. 19
    Published 1988
    [Dhaka] : Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and United Nations Children's Fund, 1988.
    172 p. ; 28 cm.
    ...UNICEF...
  20. 20
    Published 1994
    [Bangladesh] : UNICEF, Bangladesh, 1994.
    4 v.; 28 cm.
    ...UNICEF Bangladesh...

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