GK On UNICEF | United Nations Children’s Fund

GK On UNICEF | United Nations Children’s Fund

1. The full form of UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund,
2. It was formerly known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
3. UNICEF started as the International Children’s Emergency Fund (IECF) in 1946.
4. It became a permanent part of
the UN in 1953 and subsequently changed its name to United Nations Children’s Fund.
5. The five core values of UNICEF are:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

6. UNICEF’s partnership with India began in 1949. Its first office was established in New Delhi in 1952.
7. It received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965.
8. UNICEF operates in 192 nations currently.
9. It is headquartered in New York City, United States.
10. The founder of UNICEF was Ludwik Rajichman who was a Polish physician. He is said to have served as the first chairman of the UNICEF.

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