|On its 60th anniversary, UNICEF celebrates the past and looks ahead||8 December 2006|
Established to provide short-term relief to children in post-World War II Europe, UNICEF was never meant to be here in the first decade of the 21st century. Yet today, a world without UNICEF is unimaginable.
On the occasion of UNICEF’s 60th anniversary, here is a brief look back.
1946-1959: An agency for children is born
1960-1979: The development decades
1980-1989: The silent emergency
1990-1999: Recognizing child rights
2000-2006: Children at the heart of development
What began as a temporary experiment 60 years ago has become the world’s leading agency for children. Millions of young lives have been saved and transformed, but millions more face new challenges of HIV/AIDS and conflict worldwide.
Thank you for your support as, united for children, we continue to make history together.
For every child
Below are more 60th anniversary links that you may be interested in:
‘Wake Up World’
Music to UNICEF’s ears