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Three Reasons To Donate To UNICEF
- If you believe that all children should be protected from the ravages of war or natural disaster, then you should donate to UNICEF. The agency does some of the most important work when it comes to the well-being of children and their mothers in the developing world. If you think that all children should have the potential to turn into productive adults, then you should buy a gift from the UNICEF’s online shop.
- UNICEF is a great cause. The money you spend at the UNICEF shop will be used to provide vaccines and anti-retroviral medications for mothers with HIV. The agency also provides emergency shelters for families that need them and works to reunite families that have been broken up as a result of conflict.
- Help make the world a better place for children. What better reason is there to make a donation to UNICEF. That is the sole goal of the agency and if you want to help them achieve their objective, then you should make a purchase from UNICEF’s online shop.
The United Nation’s Children’s Emergency Fund is a program run by the United Nations. The organisation like its parent, is headquartered in New York City. UNICEF seeks to provide long term developmental assistance and humanitarian aid to developing country mothers and children. The organisation is a member of the United Nations Development Group. UNICEF was established on December 11th 1946 by the UN General Assembly with a mission to provide emergency healthcare and food to children living in countries that had been destroyed as a result of the Second World War. UNICEF now works globally and does most of its work in the field. The agency has people in over 190 countries, with more than 200 country offices used to carry out UNICEF’s mission through programs that are developed in collaboration with its host governments.
Where the money goes
The organisation was co-founded by an American businessman and humanitarian Maurice Pate along with former US president Herbert Hoover. Mr Pate served as the first executive director of the agency from 1947 right up until his death 1965. UNICEF depends on contributions by private donors and governments. The organisation is a very large development agency with income in 2008 amounting to over US $3 billion. About 91.8 per cent of UNICEF’s revenue is estimate to be distributed to the organisation’s Program Services. UNICEF’s programs seek to build services which address the health and well-being of children at the community level. The agency won the Nobel Peace prize in 1965 for its work.