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UNICEF: 1946-2006 Sixty Years for Children

UNICEF: 1946-2006 Sixty Years for Children

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1946-2006 Sixty Years for Children commemorates the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 60th anniversary and traces, decade by decade, how the cause of children has evolved since World War II. This historical review explores UNICEF's contribution against a backdrop of rapid global changes in social, political and economic affairs - and looks ahead to 2015, the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals that will transform the lives of millions of children.
1946-2006 Sixty Years for Children commemorates the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 60th anniversary and traces, decade by decade, how the cause of children has evolved since World War II. This historical review explores UNICEF's contribution against a backdrop of rapid global changes in social, political and economic affairs - and looks ahead to 2015, the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals that will transform the lives of millions of children.

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Published by: The United Nations Children's Fund on Nov 08, 2010
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1946–2006 
 
Sixty Years for Children
 
The following historical review commemorates UNICEF’s60th anniversary and traces decade by decade how thecause of helping children internationally has evolved sinceWorld War II. It explores UNICEF’s contribution againstthe backdrop of rapid global changes in political, socialand economic affairs, and looks ahead to 2015 – thedeadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goalsthat will transform the lives of millions of children.The first four of the following chapters were originallypublished in
The State of the World’s Children 1996 
andhave been revised and re-edited for this review. Thematerial in these chapters draws on historical researchabout UNICEF, written by Maggie Black and included inher books
Children First: The Story of UNICEF, Past and Present 
(Oxford University Press, 1996) and
The Childrenand the Nations: The Story of UNICEF 
(UNICEF, 1986).
 Acknowledgements Contents 
 
3
 
Foreword
 
4
 
1946 –1959 
 UNICEF: The Agencyfor Children
10
 
1960 –1979 
 The DevelopmentDecades
16
 
1980 –1989 
 Child Survivaland Development
22
 
1990 –1999 
 RecognizingChildren’s Rights
28
 
2000 –2006 
 Children: At the Heartof the MillenniumDevelopment Goals
34
 
Looking Ahead 
 Unite for Children
A
State of the World’s Children
Special Report
 
3
SIXTY YEARS FOR CHILDREN
UNICEF was born out of the ashes and destruction of World War II.Since its inception in 1946, the organization has worked tirelessly toimprove the lives of children by protecting them from harm, curing themof disease, and providing them with food and the opportunity to learnand reach their full potential.The survival, protection and development of children are universal imperatives that lie atthe heart of the Millennium Development Goals, the central objectives for human progressin the coming decade. UNICEF strives to make these goals a reality for every child. Thiscommemorative report highlights the organization’s work over the past six decades – itstriumphs and its struggles – in an ever-changing world.Today, as violence, poverty, disease and abuse mar the lives of millions of children, I inviteyou to look back on the achievements of the past with an eye to the challenges of thepresent and the future. These pages reflect our commitment and our hopes – and ourresolve to unite with others to create a world fit for children.Ann M. VenemanExecutive DirectorUnited Nations Children’s Fund
Foreword 
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