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Mission: UNICEF,the United Nations Children's Fund, provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Executive Director: Ann Veneman
Year founded: 1946
- Has staff in more than 150 countries and territories
- Focused on five priority areas:
- Child Survival and Development
- Basic Education and Gender Equality (including Girls' Education)
- Child protection from violence, exploitation, and abuse
- HIV/AIDS and children
- Policy advocacy and partnerships for children's rights
Profile: UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. As a United Nations agency, it has the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. This authority makes UNICEF unique among world organizations, and among those working with the young.
The organization believes that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind-to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child's path. The organization believes that people, working together, can advance the cause of humanity.
To donate or become more involved, visit UNICEF's Support page.
-Huntington W. Sharp, Editor, Red Room
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