United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children; help reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere; support quality learning for every girl and boy, especially those in greatest danger of being left behind; reach children and families with lifesaving aid and long-term assistance; empower girls and women, and to ensure their full participation in political, social, and economic systems; co-create innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people; deliver sustainable access to lifesaving supplies where they are most needed, accelerating results for the most vulnerable children.
The International Children’s Emergency Fund (ICEF) is created by the UN Relief Rehabilitation Administration to help children affected by World War II. ICEF is for child health purposes generally and aid is to be distributed to all children, without discrimination. On 11 December 1946, a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly brings the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) into being.