What is the full form of UNICEF
UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
UNICEF stands for United Nations Children’s Fund; formerly, it was called United Nations International Children?s Emergency Fund. It is a special program of the United Nations which works for the general welfare of the needy children and mothers across the world.
- It was established by United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 for the welfare of European children after World War ll.
- In 1950, General Assembly extended its mandate so that it can help the needy children and mothers in developing countries.
- In 1953, UNICEF became the permanent member of United Nations General Assembly and its name was shortened to ?United Nations Children?s Fund. However, the assembly retained its acronym “UNICEF”.
Today UNICEF is working in more than 190 countries. It works with local communities, business partners and governments of the countries to provide urgent relief aid to needy children and mothers.
UNICEF believes that all children have the right to adequate nutrition, education, health and protection against abuse and exploitation. Accordingly, it focuses on five major problems faced by the children which are listed below:
- Violence and exploitation