Always ready to help children around the world
There is a force working to build a world where the rights of every child are respected. It encourages teenagers to speak up and participate in the decisions of their future lives.

This organization was established with the belief that: supporting and paying attention to children is the basis of human development and sufficient attention in childhood is the foundation of a stronger character for the future of people;

And with the aim of overcoming obstacles such as poverty, violence, disease and discrimination in the path of children's lives.

Now, relying on its global reputation, it is trying to implement reforms and new ideas and, with help and cooperation, provide conditions that every child can start their life well. To achieve the above goals, more than 7000 people are working in 157 different countries.

This is UNICEF: the United Nations Children's Fund.

History of the organization
This organization was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 and was initially known as the International Fund for the Essential Needs of Children. UNICEF chose three different periods to fulfill its obligations:

in the years after the war from 1946 to 1950, with the announcement of the first phase of its project entitled: "Essential Needs", which is actually a quick operation to deliver food, clothing and basic necessities to maintain children's health. He started his work all over the world, especially Europe.

With a cost of about 112 million dollars, it carried out the following activities: distributing clothes among 5 million children in 12 countries of the world; Vaccinating 8 million children against tuberculosis and providing daily food aid to millions of children in Europe, which is one of its biggest activities.

During the years 1951 to 1960, UNICEF continued its previous activities and at the same time planned to achieve long-term goals. To maintain the health of children, he carried out a series of operations against tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria and infectious diseases. It established laws for environmental hygiene and encouraged people to take classes in nursing and child health care.

In order to raise the standard of children's nutrition, UNICEF helped countries distribute high-protein food at low cost.

In order to ensure the social welfare of children, he organized training classes for raising children and improving family status for mothers. He established day care centers for children, family counseling centers and youth centers. The amount of 150 million dollars was spent for the above works.

From 1961 to 1970, UNICEF expanded its mission by deciding to help children of different nationalities for the development of nations. This part of the project was called "National Goals". From this point on, UNICEF completed its actions according to the classified needs of children of each nationality.

At this stage, naturally, in addition to the material needs, UNICEF also got involved in the mental, psychological and occupational needs and problems of children. Therefore, he provided assistance in the field of teacher training and reforming educational programs, allocated an amount for training practical skills and using new technology. Over 300 million dollars were spent in this decade.

In short, UNICEF's projects are a vision of a child's future, each child is an individual who will create "economic and social change" in the future.

In the seventies, UNICEF coordinated its actions with governments and tried to raise the quality of life of children in developing nations, and until 1975, it allocated 100 million dollars annually for this purpose. In addition, he requested support and help from international and multinational companies.

Although the available statistics related to the history of UNICEF's activities only represent a small part of the useful actions carried out by this organization, but it is still a reference to the ultimate goals of the organization.

A summary of the latest statistics of this organization's activities is as follows:
• 71 million children were tested for trachoma and 43 million of them were treated.
• 425 million children were tested for infectious diseases and 23 million of them were treated.
• 400 million children were vaccinated against tuberculosis and millions of children were saved from malaria.
• 415,000 children with leprosy were treated and discharged from the respective centers.
• 12 thousand treatment centers in villages and thousands of maternity wards were built in 85 different countries.
• Assistance has been given to build 2,500 teacher training centers, 56,000 primary and secondary schools, 965 training centers, and 600 centers for training personnel on proper nutrition.
• Necessary facilities and equipment for setting up 4000 feeding centers and 9000 green spaces have been provided.
• 2500 day care centers, 300 centers for women and 3500 associations established.
• Relief food and clothing have been distributed to millions of children and essential aid has been provided to hundreds of thousands of child victims in floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters that are likely to occur.

October 08, 2022