United Nations Children's Fund


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United Nations Children's Fund

(UNICEF), a specialized fund of the United Nations. It was established in 1946 as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, and became a permanent part of the United Nations in 1953, when it acquired its current name (but retained its well-known acronym). UNICEF is concerned with assisting children and adolescents throughout the world, particularly in devastated areas and developing countries. By the first decade of the 21st cent. it was active in 190 countries. UNICEF's aims include insuring children's survival, nutrition, health, environmental safety, and education; protecting children from violence, exploitation, and abuse; preventing maternal mortality; preventing and treating HIV/AIDS; ensuring the rights of women and children; empowering women and girls in the pursuit of gender equality; and providing emergency assistance in countries facing crises. Unlike most UN programs and agencies, UNICEF is financed through voluntary contributions from governments and individuals, rather than by regular assessments. National UNICEF committees collaborate with UNICEF in various projects. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965.
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BEIRUT: The Australian government Tuesday pledged a $23.3 million contribution to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for education in Lebanon over the next three years.
Meanwhile, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry received Lana Khalil, Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to the Sultanate, wishing her success in her new tour of duty.
In relevant remarks in November 2013, former Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund in Iran Mukhtar Hosseini hailed the Islamic Republic for its effective role in respecting and upgrading the children's rights.
Shane said that rebuilding the cold chain refrigerators which were severely damaged by super-typhoon Yolanda Super-Typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013 has been a shared priority for the Philippine government, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
In June, Egypt's government signed action plans with the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations DevelopmentProgramme, and the United Nations Populations Fund to support the country in implementing its 2013-2017 development agenda.
The programme is funded by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
It is being organised by ProVision in association with the Education Ministry, United Nations Children's Fund and the National Institute for the Disabled.
Summary: ABU DHABI- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - which works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection - took part in a 2-day event organized at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) to promote healthy life style against obesity.
"One in every third child in Iraq, 5.3 million children, is still currently deprived of many of their fundamental rights," it quoted Marzio Babille, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Iraq representative, as saying.
January 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese government on Thursday filed a complaint with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) claiming that Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) have forcibly recruited 900 children from South Kordofan state.
According to United Nations Children's Fund, (Unicef) about 80,000 children in Romania live in institutions or with substitute families away from parental care.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco's statistics office, Haut Commissariat au Plan (HCP), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Observatory for children's rights (ONDE) signed on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of collecting, analysing and diffusing data relating to children.

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