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Programmes and funds of UN
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund. However UNICEF retained its original acronym.
- It is headquartered in New York (USA).
- It aims to provide a better quality of life to children and mothers in developing countries through improved health services, nutrition, sanitation, water availability and education.
- UNICEF brings annual report titled "The State of the World's Children Report".
- UNICEF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 "for the promotion of brotherhood among nations".
- UNICEF was established on 11 December 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China.
- Its full name was the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
- In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere.