United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Antje von Ungern-Sternberg
- Economic, social, and cultural rights — Children, rights
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly entrusted with the protection of the child (Children, International Protection). In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly established the ‘United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’ designed to help children in post-war Europe suffering from famine and disease (United Nations, General Assembly). In 1953, the fund was assigned its permanent mandate and its current name. UNICEF, whose annual resources amount to more than US$6 billion (2017), is based in...