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History of UNICEF in Nigeria

Nigeria was one of the very first African countries where the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established a programme of cooperation. UNICEF’s work for the survival, protection and development of Nigerian children has continued ever since. Today UNICEF is still working in partnership with many stakeholders including children and families to achieve national and international goals instrumental in the fulfillment of children’s rights.

Read more about UNICEF's history in Nigeria through the decades since 1952:

2002-2008: Children at the heart of the Millennium Development Goals

1990-1999: recognising children rights

1980-1989: child survival and development

1972- 1980: planning for children

1967- 1970: Nigerian civil war

1960-1970: the Development decade

1952-1959: the pioneering years



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