UNICEF was founded in 1946 as part of the United Nations.
We are active in 157 countries, areas and territories (2005).
UNICEF staff fill nearly 8,200 positions of which more than 85 per cent are in the field.
Our advocacy and fund-raising are supported by 37 National Committees for UNICEF.
All our funds come from voluntary contributions, 50 per cent from governments.
Our top three government donors (2005) are the United States, Norway and Japan.
Our top three donor countries per capita are Norway, Luxembourg and Sweden.
UNICEF won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965, and again in 2001, when the organization shared in the Prize awarded to the United Nations and UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan.