Knowledge Identifier: &UNICEF



United Nations Program headquartered in New York City, that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries add

Category: Sciences (8)

Founded in 1946.

Countries: United Kingdom (21%), (19%), United States (17%)

Main connections: World Health Organization, United Nations, UNICEF Philippines

Linked to: List of UNICEF National Committees, Montblanc, United Nations Development Group, NASCAR




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UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II add something


The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is the oldest of the National Committees, founded in 1947 add something


Marcel Junod - From January 1948 until April 1949, Junod was active as a representative of the UN children's help organization, UNICEF, in China, after being invited for that position by UNICEF director Maurice Pate


Ann Veneman - "'Ann Margaret Veneman"' is the former Executive Director of UNICEF, a position she held from 2005 to 2010


In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original "'United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund"' but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this previous title add something


Esther Bubley - In 1953, she was hired by UNICEF and the French government to travel to Morocco to photograph a program to treat trachoma, an infectious disease that causes blindness


Danny Kaye - He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF in 1954 and received the French Legion of Honor in 1986 for his many years of work with the organization


Ettore DeGrazia - In 1960, DeGrazia received a commission to produce cover art for UNICEF greeting cards


Sean Devereux - "'Sean Devereux"' was an English Salesian missionary and aid worker murdered in Kismayo in 1993 while working for UNICEF


UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006 add something


Nobel Prize - In addition, the husband of Marie Curie's second daughter, Henry Labouisse, was the director of UNICEF when it won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965


Erskine Barton Childers - In 1967, under the leadership of Henry Richardson Labouisse, Jr.; Childers was hired to lead a United Nations, UNICEF & UNDP programme called Development Support Communication; or DSCS. In 1968 Childers co-authored a paper with United Nations colleague Mallica Vajrathon called "Project Support Communication," later published in an important anthology about social change


The Beach Boys - After meeting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a UNICEF Variety Gala in Paris, France on December 15, 1967, Love, along with other high-profile celebrities such as the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh in India during February and March 1968


Keith Moon - On 15 December 1969, Moon joined John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band for a live performance at the Lyceum Ballroom in London for a UNICEF charity concert


Dimitris Sgouros - Sgouros won several competitions between 1978 and 1983, including the UNICEF competition in Bulgaria , a competition in Ancona , and two competitions in his home city of Athens


Graciela Rodo Boulanger - In 1979, UNICEF designated her official artist for the International Year of the Child poster, and two of her tapestries were presented in the hall of the UN General Assembly


John Denver - In 1979, Denver performed "Rhymes & Reasons" at the Music for UNICEF Concert


Rod Stewart - Stewart donated his royalties from the song to UNICEF, and he performed it with his band at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in 1979


UNICEF designated 1979 as the "Year of the Child" and many celebrities including David Gordon, David Essex, Alun Davies and Cat Stevens gave a performance at a benefit concert celebrating the Year of the Child Concert in December 1979 add something


Joachim Fuchsberger - In 1984 he was the first German ambassador for UNICEF


Lisbet Palme - She has been chairwoman of the Swedish UNICEF Committee since November 1986, in which role she has campaigned against the sexual exploitation of children and was a member of the Organisation of African Unity committee of investigation into the Rwandan genocide which reported its findings in 2000


Danny Kaye - Before his death in 1987, Kaye demonstrated his ability to conduct an orchestra during a comical, but technically sound, series of concerts organized for UNICEF fundraising


David Nalin - No other single medical breakthrough of the 20th century has had the potential to prevent so many deaths over such a short period of time and at so little cost - UNICEF 1987


David Nalin - UNICEF released a special report in 1987 regarding Oral Rehydration Therapy


Cab Kaye - On 10 October 1987 he performed in the Night of Hilversum, a charity against polio organized by the Rotary Club, WHO and UNICEF


UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy, was established in 1988, to strengthen the research capability of the United Nations Children's Fund and to support its advocacy for children worldwide add something


Tami Erin - From July 1988 to current, Tami has raised funds and awareness for many charities including; UNICEF and the United Nations, Susan G. Koman Foundation, Eve Branson Foundation part of Virgin Unite, PETA, Los Angeles Mission, BuddhaBark Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, and Create Now among others


Anwarul Karim Chowdhury - From 1990-1993, Mr. Chowdhury was the UNICEF Director for Japan, Australia and New Zealand


Roger Moore - His friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for UNICEF, and consequently he became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991


Hassan Sheikh Mohamud - He worked as an education officer for UNICEF in the central and southern parts of the country from 1993 to 1995


Salvatore Adamo - Since 1993, he has been an honorary UNICEF ambassador from Belgium and, in this capacity, has visited countries such as Vietnam, Lebanon, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and others


Sean Devereux - After only four months in the country, Devereux was fatally shot in the back and the back of the head by a lone hired gunman while walking near the UNICEF compound on Saturday, 2 January 1993


Nana Mouskouri - Mouskouri was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in October 1993


In 1994, UNICEF held a summit encouraging animation studios around the world to create individual animated spots demonstrating the international rights of children add something


Nicole Kidman - In 1994, she was appointed a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and in 2004, she was honoured as a "Citizen of the World" by the United Nations.


Vanessa Redgrave - In 1995 Redgrave was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador


Colin Murray Parkes - At the invitation of UNICEF, he acted as consultant in setting up the Trauma Recovery Programme in Rwanda in April 1995


Bill Deedes - He was a stalwart member of the Carlton Club and was appointed as an ambassador for UNICEF in 1998, running high-profile campaigns against landmines


Kent Harstedt - Between 1999 and 2005, he was the chairman of the Swedish branch of UNICEF


Maarja-Liis Ilus - In 1999 Maarja became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF


Susan Sarandon - In 1999, she was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador


Duraid Lahham - Lahham was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to the Middle East and North Africa region in 1999


Lino Banfi - In 2000, Lino Banfi became a Goodwill Ambassador for the Italian National Committee for UNICEF


Amii Stewart - Since 2001 Stewart has been working as a goodwill ambassador for Italian &Unicef and has been involved in a large number of projects such as "Uniti per i bambini, Uniti contro l'AIDS"


Regine Velasquez - In 2002 &Unicef picked Velasquez as the one of their Ambassadors in Asia


Yue-Sai Kan - In 2002, UNICEF named her, alongside other international leaders and celebrities, as its first and only Global Chinese Say Yes ambassador


Emma Daumas - Since 2002, Daumas has actively embraced causes in favour of underprivileged or sick children when she became a sponsor of UNICEF


Peter Ustinov - Ustinov came to Berlin on a UNICEF mission in 2002 to visit the circle of United Buddy Bears that promote a more peaceful world between nations, cultures and religions for the first time


Jean Houston - She has been an advisor to political leaders and to UNICEF and, since 2003, has worked with the United Nations Development Group training leaders in the new field of Social Artistry


In 2004, the editorial in the Lancet argued that UNICEF's rights-based approach to child welfare, based upon the Convention on the Rights of the Child, whilst in accordance with international development policy, leads to a lower emphasis on child survival and mortality add something


Farahnaz Pahlavi - According to a 2004 article in "Los Angeles Times", she reportedly attempted to find employment at international aid agencies such as UNICEF, but, according to her mother, was rejected because of her name


Ewan McGregor - During the "Long Way Round" journey in 2004, McGregor and his travelling companions took time out to see some of UNICEF's work in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia, and during the "Long Way Down" trip in 2007, he and Charley Boorman did work for UNICEF in Africa


Roger Moore - He was the voice of 'Santa' in the 2004 UNICEF cartoon "The Fly Who Loved Me"


Liza Marklund - In 2004 Liza Marklund was appointed ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF


Karin Sham Poo - She retired from UNICEF in 2004, but is currently UNICEF Special Envoy to the Caribbean


Jude Law - February 2004 In 2006, he joined Robbie Williams in the "Soccer Aid" celebrity football match to benefit UNICEF


Axelle Red - After being forced to flee the riots in June 2004 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Axelle campaigned in July of that year in Niger with UNICEF against female circumcision and child marriages


Mia Farrow - She traveled there in November 2004 and June 2006, joining her son Ronan Farrow, who has worked for UNICEF in Sudan


New Zealand appointed, in 2005, 18-year-old Hayley Westenra, a talented, world famous opera and pop singer as their Ambassador to UNICEF, in an effort to enlist the youth of the world in supporting UNICEF. Westenra has made several trips to visit underprivileged children in developing countries on behalf of UNICEF, in an effort to publicize their plight, and has engaged in fund-raising activities in support of the UNICEF mission add something


Win Butler - Butler participated in the 2005 UNICEF benefit project, "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en-", along with his wife Régine


Heide Simonis - From 2005 until February 2008 Simonis served as Chief of the German UNICEF


Gucci - Gucci has had a partnership with UNICEF since 2005


Koray Candemir - In 2005 UNICEF partnered with Milli Egitim Bakanligi to launch Haydi Kizlar Okula campaign which aimed to increase the equality in the education system by helping girls between ages of 6-14 to attend school


Feist (singer) - In 2005, Feist contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en-" The track "Mushaboom" was used in an advert for a Lacoste men's fragrance, as well as in the film 500 Days of Summer


Alex Lifeson - In 2005, Hughes & Kettner introduced an Alex Lifeson signature series amplifier; Alex donates his royalties from the sale of these signature models to UNICEF


Anna Waronker - In 2005, she contributed to the UNICEF benefit song, "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en-"


David Beckham - Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in January 2005 and was involved in promoting London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games


David Beckham - Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January 2005, the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program


Following the reaching of term limits by Executive Director of UNICEF Carol Bellamy, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman became executive director of the organization in May 2005, with an agenda to increase the organization's focus on the Millennium Development Goals add something


Bjork - The album was released in April in the UK and in late May 2005 in the US. By January 2006, the album had raised around £250,000 to help UNICEF's work in the southeast Asian region


Dan Boeckner - In October 2005, Boeckner was a part of the satirical North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative and contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en-"


Nadine Chandrawinata - According to a Miss Universe 2006 interview, she considers Mother Teresa her idol and wants to work for UNICEF in the future


Hayley Westenra - In 2006, A new Hybrid Tea Rose was named in honour of Hayley Westenra to raise charity funds for UNICEF. The Hayley Westenra Rose won the 2010 Rose of the Year *award and the best Hybrid Tea Rose *award


Jamie Allan Brown - In 2006, he was awarded UNICEF's 60th anniversary award by Lord Attenborough, for his promotion of children's rights and youth empowerment activism


Sarah Jessica Parker - She is UNICEF's Representative for the Performing Arts; in 2006, she traveled to Liberia as a UNICEF celebrity ambassador


Angus Deayton - Deayton appeared for the England team as a second-half substitute in the Soccer Aid football match in support of UNICEF on 27 May 2006


Ryan Giggs - In August 2006 Giggs became an Ambassador for UNICEF UK, in recognition for his work with Manchester United's 'United for UNICEF' partnership with the children's organisation


On 7 September 2006, an agreement between UNICEF and the Spanish Catalan association football club FC Barcelona was reached whereby the club would donate 1,5 million euros per year to the organization for five years add something


Tea Leoni - Leoni stated in the October 27, 2006 issue of "Life" magazine that she became a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF partially because Helenka Pantaleoni, her paternal grandmother, was the president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for 25 years


Eric Clapton - Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 On 15 December 1969 Clapton performed with John Lennon, George Harrison, and others as the Plastic Ono Band at a fundraiser for UNICEF in London


Nancy Ajram - Old rumors claimed that the video was presented to the UNICEF. In 2007, Nancy performed alongside Lionel Richie in Egypt at a launching event


In January 2007, UNICEF struck a partnership with Canada's national tent pegging team add something


Laurence Ferrari - In March 2007, along with other famous personalities including journalists Claire Chazal, Marie Drucker, Tina Keiffer, Béatrice Schönberg and Mélissa Theuriau, she sponsored the La Rose Marie Claire project with UNICEF to help educate young girls


The Swedish club Hammarby IF followed the Spanish and Canadian lead on 14 April 2007, raising funds for UNICEF and displaying the UNICEF name on their sportswear add something


Jude Law - UNICEF, Official home page, 18 July 2007


Simon Rattle - UNICEF appointed Rattle and the BPO as Goodwill Ambassadors in November 2007


The Danish soccer club Brondby IF will do likewise from the summer of 2008 add something


The team was officially re-flagged as "UNICEF Team Canada", its riders wear UNICEF's logo in competition, and team members promote and raise funds for UNICEF's campaign against childhood HIV-AIDS. When the team became the 2008 tent pegging world champions, UNICEF's flag was raised alongside the Canadian flag at the games, the first time in the history of international Grand Prix equestrian competition that a non-state flag has flown over the medal podium add something


Cat Deeley - In 2008, she visited a number of UNICEF projects in the Philippines, including their Soccer Aid 2 project in Manila


Nicole Richie - In May 2008, Richie and Madden shot a UNICEF public-service announcement to generate aid for the cyclone-devastated Myanmar


Alan Shearer - Shearer played and scored twice in Soccer Aid, a game involving celebrities and former players at Wembley Stadium in September 2008, to raise money for UNICEF


Santiago Cabrera - On 7 September 2008, Cabrera participated in Soccer Aid, a British charity football match in support of UNICEF


In 2009, the British retailer Tesco used Change for Good as advertising, which is trade marked by UNICEF for charity usage but is not trademarked for commercial or retail use add something


Udo Voigt - In 2009 he was given a seven-month suspended sentence and ordered to donate 2,000 Euro to UNICEF


Huang Xiaoming - In 2009, he was appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador and participated in a charity run that year


Nancy Ajram - In late 2009 she appeared in the UNICEF's commercial marking the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, joining other influential Middle Eastern celebrities such as Kazem el-Saher, Saber el-Rebai and Karess Bashar


Salam Pax - Salam Abdulmunem returned to Baghdad in 2009 and started working as Communications Officer for UNICEF in Iraq in 2010


Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant - Since 2009, Princess Mathilde has been the Honorary President of &Unicef Belgium


Nicole Richie - Richie, Joel and Benji Madden along with UNICEF held a fundraiser for the Tap Project in March 2009


Nancy Ajram - On October 22, 2009, the UNICEF chose Ajram to be the first female regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, as was announced in a press conference held in Beirut


Cat Deeley - In December 2009 she was made a UNICEF UK ambassador


In 2010, UNICEF created a partnership with Phi Iota Alpha, making them the first Greek Lettered Organization UNICEF has ever worked with add something


David Coltart - In 2010 Coltart secured funding via UNICEF to provide all school children with textbooks in certain core subjects


Lionel Messi - On 11 March 2010 Messi was announced as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF


She was succeeded in May 2010, by Anthony Lake add something


Henrik Larsson - He participated in the Soccer Aid football match at Old Trafford on 6 June 2010 for the Rest of the World team in aid of UNICEF


Juju Chang - She later took part in the Housatonic Valley Sprint Triathlon on September 11, 2010, to raise money for UNICEF's relief efforts in Haiti in collaboration with "Good Morning America"


Nicky Byrne - Nicky supports UNICEF and has taken part in several Unicef Campaigns, such as the Unicef 'Euro for Zero' campaign where the goal was to raise as much money as possible in November 2010 for Child Survival Programmes


There was an estimated 19,000 children that died every day in 2011 add something


UNICEF recently announced a landmark partnership with Scottish club Rangers F.C. UNICEF will partner the Rangers Charity Foundation and have pledged to raise £300,000 by 2011 add something


Benn Jordan - In 2011, Jordan released a large collection of unreleased music, titled "Old Trees " with all proceeds going to &Unicef


John Fashanu - In April 2011, he competed in Celebrity Total Wipeout and ultimately won, beating Calum Best and Chico Slimani in the Wipeout Zone and winning £10,000 for UNICEF


Rory McIlroy - McIlroy is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland and made his first visit to Haiti with UNICEF in June 2011


Natalia Oreiro - Oreiro has worked on social awareness shows and events for organizations like Greenpeace and UNICEF, the latter of which designated her as ambassador for Argentina and Uruguay in September 2011


Hayley Westenra - To promote "Paradiso" with peace and love message, Westenra would be embarking the Paradiso Homecoming Tour from 17 September 2011 to 8 March 2012, and would raise charity attention to her UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador appeal and the Christchurch Earthquake Relief fund for supporting Christchurch to revive


2011 England riots - The detaining of under-18s without criminal records was criticised by UNICEF in October 2011 for possibly breaching the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


On 2 November 2011, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the warehouse to highlight the crisis in East Africa add something


Aamir Khan - On 30 November 2011, Khan was appointed as national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition


In 2012, UNICEF worked with Save the Children and The UN Global Compact to develop the Children's Rights and Business Principles and now these guidelines form the basis UNICEF's advice to companies add something


Javier Hernandez Balcazar - On 26 May 2012, Hernández became the Mexican ambassador for UNICEF, making him the third Mexican to serve this position, following César Costa and Julieta Venegas in 2004 and 2009 respectively


In 2013, they agreed a contract with Greek association football champions Olympiacos F.C. who will dawn the organization's logo on the front of their shirts add something


Sarah Jessica Parker - According to a March 2013 interview with the "Net-a-Porter" online magazine "The Edit": "Parker runs her own production company, is on the board of The New York City Ballet, is a UNICEF Ambassador and fund­raises for New York schools


Katy Perry - She is known for charity and volunteering, such as working with UNICEF in early April 2013 to assist children in Madagascar with education and nutrition


According to "Vaccine News Daily", Merck & Co. has partnered with UNICEF in June 2013 to decrease maternal mortality, HIV and tuberculosis prevalence in South Africa add something


Documents of Edward Snowden showed in December 2013 that British and American intelligence agencies surveillance targets with America's National Security Agency included organisations such as the UN's children's charity UNICEF, the United Nations Development Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Economic Community of West African States add something


Published by the United Nations Children's Fund, The World Bank, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Division, 2014 add something


Started in 2015, Kid Power is a division of UNICEF that was created as an effort to involve kids in helping other kids in need add something


Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra visited Jordan in September 2017 where she met with Syrian children, young people and their families whose lives had been greatly affected by the conflict add something


On the 19th June 2019 the 2021 Rugby League World Cup announced that Unicef would become the official tournament charity add something