What is United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)?
UNICEF was created in December 1946 by the United Nations to provide food, clothing and public health care to European children facing famine and disease in the aftermath of the Second World War. Their mandate is to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
What They Do?
Child Survival and Development
Evidence-based child survival, nutrition and environmental
Basic Education & Gender Equality
Free, compulsory quality education for all children
HIV/AIDS and Children
Mother-to-Child Transmission, Paediatric Treatment, Prevention, Children Affected by AIDS
Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse
Policy Advocacy & Partnerships
Data, policy analysis, leveraging resources, child participation