UNICEF United nations children fund

For 70 years, across 100 countries, UNICEF has defended the human rights of every child.

UNICEF works to improve policies and services that protect all children. They aim to make the world a safe and inclusive place for children to grow.

Child mortality has decreased globally. UNICEF works to make sure solutions reach all children.

They believe that quality education is a right for all children, whether in the developing world or amidst conflict and violence.

Wherever there is a crisis, they strive to reach children and families in the hardest hit regions with lifesaving resources.

UNICEF also fights for the equal rights of women and girls, with their full participation, in political, social and economic development around the world.

They believe that the complex challenges children face can be met with creative solutions backed with research.

They work to provide and transport critical medicine, aid and supplies to the children who need it most.

UNICEFs global programmes and initiatives are grounded in research and thoughtful analysis.

Timeline

Celebrities

Influential figures such as Aubrey Hepburn, Shakira, Danny Kaye and Whoopi Goldberg have worked/supported UNICEF throughout the years. Danny Kaye was UNICEFs first celebrity ambassador.

Other celebrities include:

Selena Gomez
Angelina Jolie
Katy Perry
Nicole Scherzinger

UNICEF is funded entirely by donations from governments, governmental organisations, foundations, corporations and the general public.

There is a page on UNICEFs website explaining how to contact them. You can email them at info@unicef.ie, message them over social media- Facebook and Twitter- and visit/mail them at Irish Commitee for UNICEF, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Facts

  1. UNICEF procures vaccines for 40% of the worlds children, nearly 3 billion doses annually
  2. The organisation is the largest buyer of mosquito nets procuring 25 million nets in 2006
  3. Over 12 million children were able to go to school in 2006 with the support of UNICEF
  4. In 2006, UNICEF gathered over 10 million of new treatments to fight malaria.
  5. UNICEF supplied over 82 million disposable syringes and safety boxes for families in need.
  6. Partners from 97 countries used UNICEFs procurement services to obtain wider access to supplies for children and their families.
  7. The Copenhagen warehouse, the size of three football pitches, contains approx. 900 commonly-needed supplies
  8. In 2006, the Dubai and Panama hubs shipped nearly $300 million worth of emergency supplies. With its main warehouse in Copenhagen and and its emergency hubs, UNICEF is able to provide supplies to cover needs of over 320,000 children and families in emergencies
Entire villages have lost their crops and livestock in a severe drought in Somalia, forcing families to leave their homes in search of food and water. Asha, a young widow, and her four children were forced to leave their home when all their livestock died. With the help of their neighbours they travelled to a temporary shelter in search of food and water.
You are able to donate to help the people of Somalia on UNICEFs website.

Pictures

Shakira working with UNICEF

RefLection

  1. I learned what UNICEF does, which is helping children in poor countries. I did not know about UNICEF at all before.
  2. Something I found interesting is the amount of celebrities who have worked with UNICEF
  3. I participated by sharing my project on Spark Page so many people can learn about UNICEF and their work.
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Shona Beedall
Appreciate

Credits:

Information found from www.unicef.org. 1st Year project for CSPE

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