UNICEF Full Form

The Full form of UNICEF is United Nations Children’s Fund. In 1946, when the UNICEF was founded initially, it stood for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The UNICEF was founded to uphold the rights and provide food, healthcare and security to children affected by the atrocities of the Second World War. In 1953, when the UNICEF became a permanent program under the United Nations and due to changing world scenario, the words international and emergency were left out of the original name. The United Nations did not want to change the original acronym and symbolism; hence they continued to retain the original acronym UNICEF. Since then, UNICEF has stood for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and at present, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of the children. It had become a special program of the United Nations which continuously works for the general welfare of the needy children and mothers across the world.