UNICEF Day is an annual celebration held every year on December 11. The day aims to raise awareness about how to save children’s lives by advocating for them, helping them and promoting their health and well-being. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) established this day for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The day provides assistance for the health, nutrition, education and welfare of children during World War II. UNICEF Day 2022 quotes, messages and sayings to share on this important day.
UNICEF works for more than 192 countries for the basic rights of children and also helps them achieve their wishes from an early age to adolescence. As we commemorate UNICEF Day 2022, let’s learn about the history and significance of the day.
UNICEF Day Story
UNICEF was originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and is now officially known as the United Nations Children’s Fund. It is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and development aid to children around the world. The organization was created by resolution 57(I) of the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 and was named the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
In short, UNICEF is the successor to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, created on December 11, 1946 in New York by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to provide immediate aid to children and mothers affected by World War II. The same year, the United Nations General Assembly established UNICEF to further institutionalize post-war relief work.
In 1950, its mandate was expanded to address the long-term needs of children and women, especially in developing countries. In 1953, the organization became a permanent part of the United Nations system and its name was later changed to its current form.
Importance of UNICEF Day
UNICEF is among the most widespread and recognized social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. Its programs emphasize the development of services at the community level to promote the health and well-being of children. The day plays an important role in raising awareness of sustainable development for children.
UNICEF Day is established with the aim of eliminating hunger, the violation of children’s rights and discrimination based on race, region or religion. The main objective of UNICEF is to protect children around the world and provide access to basic rights such as good education, food, sanitation, vaccination, etc. The agency’s activities include immunizations and disease prevention, treatment delivery for children and mothers with HIV, maternal nutrition and improvement, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency aid in response to disasters.
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