What UNICEF's for

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries, based on the idea that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.
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  • A landmark Special Session of the UN General Assembly was convened to review progress since the World Summit for Children in 1990 and re-energize global commitment to children's rights. It was the first such Session devoted exclusively to children and the first to include them as official delegates.

    29/01/2002 17:10

  • The Global Movement for Children begins mobilizing every citizen of every nation to change the world with children. The Say Yes for Children campaign builds on this momentum, with millions of children and adults around the world pledging their support for critical actions to improve children’s lives

    29/01/2001 17:06

  • The Council’s first open debate on the subject reflects the strength of international concern over the effects of war on children.

    29/01/1998 17:00

  • War’s effect on children receives serious attention in the Machel Report: The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, a study supported by UNICEF.

    29/01/1996 16:58

  • An unprecedented summit of Heads of State and Government at the United Nations in New York City sets 10-year goals for children’s health, nutrition and education.

    29/01/1990 16:56

  • The Convention is adopted by the UN General Assembly. It enters into force in September 1990. It becomes the most widely - and rapidly - accepted human rights treaty in history.

    29/01/1989 16:53

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