On December 11, the world celebrates the UNICEF Birthday! The organization is a leader in the field of child protection and development, striving to provide each child with access to education, medicine, and nutrition. Millions of children have been saved thanks to their work – they really received a ticket to a happy life.
The fund was established on December 11, 1946 to help children affected by World War II. However, in 1953 the UN extended its powers for an indefinite period, making their work much more extensive. Now, the foundation is the only organization entirely dedicated to children, advocating for their rights in more than 190 countries. In 1965, it was awarded the Nobel Prize for its active role in establishing brotherhood among peoples.
National committees, representative offices of countries, and regional bureaus participate in the organization. Furthermore, many world celebrities are goodwill ambassadors, such as Orlando Bloom, Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, and David Beckham. The number of participants is growing every year, which is a very positive development.
- In 2007, U-Report was developed as a special platform to allow teenagers to report social problems. Now, it operates in 15 countries around the world, with Uganda as the pioneer.
- A recent study showed that in 2022 there were 4 million more needy children in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
- A program has been set up to help end childhood AIDS by 2030.
How to take part
To take part in UNICEF Birthday, learn more about the organization’s activities, current problems, and solutions. Make a donation on the holiday to support children with problems. Then, share the information with your friends so that they can join in too.
When is UNICEF Birthday celebrated in 2023?
UNICEF Birthday is observed on December 11 each year.