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UNICEF History


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© UNICEF/NYHQ1950-0056
Guatemala, 1950: Twelve-year-old Reina, standing beside a container of UNICEF-supplied powdered milk, samples the milk that she and a schoolmate are preparing.

The UNICEF History pages provide content of interest to a broad audience, such as the 'special exhibits' and information on historical celebrities, as well as items especially of interest to researchers and students of international development. Contents are drawn from the official UNICEF Archives and represent a very small portion of its holdings.

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Historical publications: Major reports and historical books published by UNICEF.

Milestones: Year by year through UNICEF's history: A year-by-year account of significant achievements and events.

World Summit for Children: The World Summit for Children was a landmark event, not only for UNICEF, but for the world and especially for its children.

Leadership: UNICEF's Executive Directors, Deputy Executive Directors and Presidents/Chairmen of the Executive Board.

Selected historical celebrities: UNICEF's first Goodwill Ambassadors.

Special exhibits from the Archives: Significant moments and UNICEF memorabilia.

Future postings will include additional Special Exhibits as well as detailed thematic research topics with scans of original UNICEF documents and records.

-The UNICEF History site addresses historical content; for recent information please refer to other areas of the UNICEF website.
-The search box available on this page searches the content published on the website; it does not search the UNICEF Archives.



UNICEF at 65

On UNICEF's 65th birthday, this article takes a look at the organization's history.

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