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  • abbreviation United Nations Children's Fund (formerly United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)

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  • proper noun Acronym of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

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  • noun an agency of the United Nations responsible for programs to aid education and the health of children and mothers in developing countries


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    (Abbreviation) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UNICEF is a United Nations Programme headquartered in New York City, that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.


    May 9, 2013