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United Nations Children'S Fund
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program focused on the rights of children. UNICEF is headquartered in New York City and is primarily funded by governments and charitable donations. Originally dubbed the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF was founded in December 1945 to provide food, clothing, and health care to impoverished children in Europe after World War II. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was expanded to address the needs of children and women in all developing countries, becoming a permanent program of ...