Tuesday, September 17, 2013

15th Anniversary of the United Nations Children's Fund

This cover commemorates the 15th Anniversary of UNICEF and was given to me by my friend Merja.
The One Cent Magenta UN stamp was the first by the UNPA on October 24, 1951 at New York. It was titled the "Peoples of the World" Issue.
The Three Cents Brown, Gold, Orange and Yellow stamp was issued on December 4, 1961 at The United Nations in New York to commemorate the United Nations Children's Fund 15th Anniversary and the stamp very aptly called "Mother Bird Feeding Chicks".
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 is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.
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. 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.
UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors and UNICEF's total income for 2008 was $3,372,540,239. Governments contribute two thirds of the organization's resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest through the National Committees. It is estimated that 91.8% of their revenue is distributed to Program Services. UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.

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