UNICEF Day - 11 December


UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund. UNICEF is an agency of UN and works for the protection of children all over the world. 11th December is observed as UNICEF Day.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was established on 11 December 1946 with an objective to provide immediate relief to children and mothers affected by World War II. UNICEF was established by UN General Assembly to further institutionalize the post-war relief work. In 1953, it became a permanent part of he UN system and the original acronym was retained.

UNICEF is headquartered in New York and is operational in more than 190 countries. UNICEF has regional offices in Panama, Geneva, Bangkok, Nairorbi, Amman, Kathmandu and Senegal.

The theme for this year is to help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through pandemics in the last two years.

UNICEF is a recipient of Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965 and Indira Gandhi Prize in 1989.

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