UNICEF Day and its Significance

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UNICEF Day is observed every year on 11 December | Image Source: https://www.unicef.org/

UNICEF Day is observed every year on 11 December. It is aimed to enhance awareness about saving children’s lives by defending and helping them to fulfil their goals and life wishes. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly announced this day for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The day provides assistance for the health, nutrition, education, and welfare of children during World War II.  The organisation with its theme of establishments, it aims is to eliminate hunger, violation of children’s rights, and discrimination against race, region, or religion.

Other similar observations

In addition to observance for UNICEF Day, there are many other days which are similar and thematic to the cause. Universal Children’s Day is observed on 20 November, while United Nation Day is observed annually on 24 October.

Theme for UNICEF Day 2021

This year, UNICEF is celebrating its 75th birth anniversary. The theme for UNICEF Day 2021 is to help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through pandemics in the last two years.

Message from Various Organisations

The UNICEF conveyed the importance of every child and their well-being. The organisation highlighted the importance of its existence from last 75 years through conflict to climate change.

History of UNICEF Day

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Our mandate was clear: to help children and young people whose lives and futures were at risk – no matter what role their country had played in the war.

What mattered to UNICEF was reaching every child in need, protecting children’s rights to survive, thrive, and reach their full potential.

This is the DNA of UNICEF. From the ashes of war to the global challenges that affect millions today, our mandate has never wavered. UNICEF has consistently worked to protect the rights and well-being of all children. Whoever they are. Wherever they live.

Some quotes about children

Here are some quotes. If you wish to send someone, just pick one, two or all.

  • Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am. – Roger Moore
  • UNICEF is successfully giving children and young people all over the world opportunities and hope. Just like the ones we met on the Long Way Down – protecting them from exploitation and giving them chances in life. – Ewan McGregor
  • I believe that UNICEF is the most important branch of the U.N.; they do exceptional work to help the neediest children around the world. – Liam Neeson
  • I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does. – Audrey Hepburn
  • UNICEF wants to encourage a sense of stability for a child. – Ralph Fiennes
  • The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all. – Liam Neeson
  • If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa
  • Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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