UNICEF( United Nations Children’s Fund) is a government organization that looks after children’s needs and provides services for their welfare and development. Having its presence in 192 countries and territories, it is regarded as one of the famous and recognized organizations that works for the overall well being of children. It is controlled by a 36-member committee that formulates policies, approves programs, and manages administrative plans.
UNICEF was established in 1946 by the U.N. Relief Rehabilitation Administration, to provide immediate protection to women and children, heavily affected by world war II. In the late 1950s, UNICEF’s responsibilities were extended to address the concerns and issues of women and children, specifically in developing nations.
UNICEF’s responsibilities include:
- Providing immunizations and disease prevention.
- Looking after treatment for children and mothers with HIV.
- Improving childhood and maternal nutrition.
- Improving sanitation.
- Fostering education.
- Providing emergency relief in difficult times.
Celebs and personalities are a part of UNICEF that contribute to the organization by donating and spreading awareness about the importance of education and more. UNICEF gets donations from governments and private donors. These personalities work with UNICEF and promote children’s rights across the globe. The headquarters are in New York, United States. Its regional offices are in Panama, Nepal, Switzerland, Thailand, Kenya, Jordan, Senegal.