UNICEF Day 2023: Date, History, Significance, Observation, Facts, etc

UNICEF Day is celebrated all over the world annually on December 11. The day aims to raise awareness about the condition of children all around the world, especially in underdeveloped countries, and raise funds for their well-being.

This special day also marks the establishment of UNICEF on this day in 1946. UNICEF (United Nations Children Fund) is an organization that works to reach the most disadvantaged children and to protect the rights of every child. This article provides major details related to UNICEF Day 2023 regarding its history, significance, celebration, etc.

UNICEF Day 2023 Overview

EventUNICEF Day, UNICEF Day for Change
DateDecember 11, 2023
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo raise awareness about the condition of children and raise funds for their well-being.

UNICEF Day 2023 Celebration date

UNICEF Day 2023December 11, 2023Monday
UNICEF Day 2024December 11, 2024Wednesday
UNICEF Day 2025December 11, 2025Thursday
UNICEF Day 2026December 11, 2026Friday
UNICEF Day 2027December 11, 2027Saturday

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Significance of UNICEF Day

UNICEF Day 2023 provides an opportunity to think about the future of the world, i.e., our children. For a brighter tomorrow, it is important that children all over the world are given the right to life, survival and development; protection from drugs, abuse, and harmful work; health, water, and food; and more.

Many countries around the world are facing problems like wars, poverty, lack of health and educational facilities, etc. UNICEF Day aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children in such countries and to find out the ways to overcome these challenges.

History of the UNICEF Day

The UNICEF Day was established to commemorate the foundation of the organization on 11 December 1946. Polish health specialist Ludwik Rajchman took the initiative to establish a child-feeding program following World War II. Following his efforts, an organization was created by resolution 57(I) of the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946.

The organization was named United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Rajchman was selected as its first chairman. From a temporary emergency relief agency in 1946, the agency became a permanent UN Organization in 1953 and began working for children’s welfare.

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UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations that provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children all over the world. Earlier known as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the words ‘International’ and ‘Emergency’ were dropped in 1953 but the abbreviation remained the same.

The major activities of UNICEF include promoting education, improving sanitation, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, and providing emergency relief in case of disasters.

Observation of UNICEF Day 2023

There are many ways in which you can celebrate UNICEF Day and help in making the world a better place than before. You can help underprivileged children by paying for their education or even giving them books if your budget does not allow you to support their complete education.

You can also help raise funds from your friends, family, and colleagues by organizing donation camps. UNICEF has a portal where you can donate to children in need. You can contact legacygifts@unicefusa.org and put UNICEF USA in your will.

Interesting Facts Related to UNICEF

Check out a few interesting facts about UNICEF:

  1. UNICEF is not a charity but a human rights and development organization.
  2. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations in 1953.
  3. In 2016, UNICEF responded to 344 humanitarian emergencies in 108 countries.
  4. UNICEF USA is one of the oldest and largest of the national committees.
  5. UNICEF relies on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors.
  6. Celebrities including Jackie Chan, Ricky Martin, Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Millie Bobby Brown, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, etc are UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors.
  7. Sports stars such as David Beckham, Leo Messi, and Serena Williams are also Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF.
  8. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965.
  9. UNICEF is present in more than 190 countries and territories around the world with 7 regional offices.
  10. UNICEF and partners have helped 2.6 billion people access safe drinking water since 1990.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate UNICEF Day?

On December 11

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What is the slogan of the UNICEF?

#ForEveryChild, everywhere.

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