Introduction – UNICEF Day is celebrated every year on December 11 to protect the basic rights of every child in any part of the world that works in the toughest places across the world to reach the neediest children and teenagers. The UNICEF works to protect the basic rights of every child in more than 190 countries.
UNICEF is one of the world’s largest providers of vaccines that supports the health of children by maintaining safe water, sanitation, education, nutrition, and many more. It also protects children from exploitation, child labor, and violence.
History – UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund and was established by the United Nations on December 11, 1946, after World War II for the emergency needs of the children due to the post-war between Europe and China. This organization was expanded in the year 1950 for dealing with women and children issues for a long period especially in developing countries. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in the year 1953 and the name was shortened to the United Nations Children’s Fund. But this organization retained its original acronym.
Theme – The theme of UNICEF Day in the year 2021 is ‘’to help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through pandemics in the last two years’’ which talks to help those children whose parents are dead due to Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years. This organization provides several opportunities worldwide and works towards a better future.
Significance – The work of UNICEF is to focused to provide basic facilities such as nutrition, education, health, and general welfare of children. This organization plays a significant role in spreading awareness of the sustainable development of children across the world.
The main purpose of this organization is to prevent hunger violations against the basic rights of children. UNICEF also works for those children whose parents are dead during the Covid-19 pandemic all around the world. Now UNICEF works to protect the basic rights of children in more than 190 countries across the world.