What is the Full form of UNICEF?
The full form of UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund. Commonly it is named as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. It is a unique United Nations programme that operates for the common health of children & mother who really need it around the globe.
A brief history of UNICEF
- It was founded for the welfare of European children after World War II by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946.
- The General Assembly expanded its mandate in 1950 so that it could support children as well as mothers who need developing nations.
- The permanent member of the United Nations General Assembly became UNICEF in 1953 and its title was simplified to United Nations Children’s Fund, but the assembly kept its acronym as UNICEF.
- UNICEF operates in more than 190 nations currently.
- It partnered with local organisations, corporate partners and national governments aim of providing emergency relief assistance for mothers and children who need it.
Primary problems UNICEF focused on
UNICEF insists that every child has the right to good nutrition, health, education and security against violence and exploitation. Therefore, it focuses on the following significant issues faced by children mentioned below
- Exploitation and violence