The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations Programme headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It was created in December 1946 to provide food, clothing and health care to the European children facing famine and disease after WWII.
UNICEF is part of the Global Movement for Children – a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child. Through this movement, and events such as the United Nations Special Session on Children, it encourages young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives. Active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees, UNICEF is the world’s leading advocate for children. The heart of its work is in the field where each country office carries out its mission through a unique programme of cooperation developed with the host government.
UNICEF is supporting/funding FCA to restart educational activities in the Central African Republic (CAR) via the accelerated funding of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which is the only multilateral partnership devoted to getting all children into school for a quality education in the world’s poorest countries.