Unicef Logo – The United Nations Fund for Children and UNICEF was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946 to help the children of Europe after the Second World War . It was first known as Unicef , an acronym for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund , or (in Spanish , International Emergency Fund United Nations Children’s Fund). In 1953 , UNICEF became a permanent body within the system of United Nations , responsible for helping children and protect their rights . His name was reduced to United Nations Fund for Children ( United Nations Children’s Fund ), but kept the acronym UNICEF for which he is known so far.
For over fifty years, UNICEF has provided food , clothing and medical care to children around the world, and has also tried to meet their other needs. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 2006 . UNICEF is on the ground in 193 countries and territories to help guarantee children the right to survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. Unicef is the largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, works to improve health and nutrition of children, the water supply and sanitation services, the quality basic education for all children and the protection of boys and girls from violence, exploitation and HIV / AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.