UNICEF helps children get the care and attention they need when they’re little, and encourages education for every girl and boy. It works to reduce the number of children who become ill or die, and to protect children affected by diseases, including HIV/AIDS. UNICEF supports young people, wherever they are in making informed decisions about their own lives and strives to build a world in which all children live in dignity and security.
WHAT IS UNICEF?
UNICEF means "United Nations International Children Fund”. This organization was founded in 1946 after the second World War, to help all children distress in the world.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF has the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes it unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
UNICEF believes that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. UNICEF believes that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.
WHAT DOES UNICEF DO?
UNICEF focuses on four crucial areas in order to ensure the health, education, equality, and protection of all children:
• HEALTH: UNICEF acts so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases and are well nourished because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness. This organization works to prevent the spread of