- United Nations Children's Fund: an agency, created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, concerned with improving the health and nutrition of children and mothers throughout the world; Nobel Peace Prize 1965.
Origin of UNICEF
U(nited) N(ations) I(nternational) C(hildren's) E(mergency) F(und) (an earlier official name)
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Examples from the Web for unicef
UNICEF estimates that at least 3,700 children have lost one or both parents to Ebola in the three affected countries.
Sarah Crowe is the chief of crisis communications for UNICEF, based in New York.
During August and September, UNICEF had helped 700 children find a parent or extended family or placed a child in foster care.
She picked up a corner of a cyan-blue UNICEF sticker and stuck it over her mouth.
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- United Nations Children's Fund (formerly, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund): an agency of the United Nations that administers programmes to aid education and child and maternal health in developing countries
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Word Origin and History for unicef
by 1948, acronym from United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, which was created in 1946 (the name was changed 1953 to United Nations Children's Fund but the acronym endured).
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