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A LONG HISTORY: UNICEF IN SERBIA

UNICEF IN SERBIA TODAY

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A LONG HISTORY: UNICEF IN SERBIA

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The local factories produced 36.843 blankets for children’s institutions using raw material provided b UNICEF

  • August 1947: UNICEF delivers its first emergency shipment – the largest delivery of milk in post-war Europe, clothing, shoes, soap and other emergency supplies to Yugoslavia.
  • 1947: Yugoslavia becomes one of the first countries to sign a Basic Cooperation Agreement with UNICEF.
  • 1948: Yugoslavia is the first country in Europe (and the second in the world) to establish a National Committee for UNICEF.
  • 1965: The Committee changes its name to the Yugoslav Commission for Cooperation with UNICEF.
  • 1990: The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia signs and ratifies the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
  • 1991: UNICEF opens a Belgrade Office to respond to the emerging Yugoslav crisis, reaching war-affected children with supplies and support.
  • 2000s: Following democratic reforms, UNICEF shifts its focus to support the development of policies and programmes that will bring Serbia into line with the European standards and ensure that the most marginalized and excluded children have their chance to be included in society to grow up healthy, complete their education and reach their full potential.

 

 
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