Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 to raise awareness about saving children’s lives by defending and helping them to fulfil their wishes. The day provides assistance for the health, nutrition, education, and welfare of children during World War II. UNICEF’s name was subsequently changed from United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to United Nations Children’s Fund though, it continued to be known by the popular acronym based on the previous title.
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The theme of the day:
The theme for this year is to help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through pandemics in the last two years.
UNICEF Day 2021: Significance
The day plays a significant role in raising awareness of the sustainable development of children. The aim is to eliminate hunger, violation of children’s rights, and discrimination against race, region, or religion. UNICEF’s major objective is to protect children all across the world and provide access to basic rights like good education, food, sanitation, vaccination, etc.
UNICEF Day 2021: History
The day was established after World War II to assist people who needed help and whose lives were at risk. Later in 1953, UNICEF became a permanent agency of the United Nations. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly announced this day for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).