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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Antje von Ungern-Sternberg

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2020

Subject(s):
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...
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