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UNICEF Day 2023: History, Significance, and Quotes

UNICEF Day 2023: UNICEF, also called the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a humanitarian organisation under the aegis of the United Nations (UN). The main purpose of UNICEF is to “protect the rights of every child, everywhere”. It is one of the most recognizable charities in the world, with several celebrity ambassadors and a staff of more than 13,000 people.

On December 11, 1946, UNICEF was first developed as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and it aimed to cater for the needs of children affected by World War II.

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UNICEF Day 2023: History And Significance

UNICEF’s full form was changed to United Nations Children’s Fund but its original acronym UNICEF remained in the year 1953. Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 to mark the founding of one of the world’s largest aid organisations.

UNICEF also founded its presence in 192 countries and territories around the world in the last 76 years since its foundation. It works in conflict zones and underdeveloped areas on issues like improving child health via vaccinations, promoting education, providing emergency relief, preventing child abuse, and improving maternal health.

UNICEF depends on contributions from governments and private donations and is the world’s largest provider of vaccines. In 2022, UNICEF collected $7.4 billion in goods and services for children in 162 countries.

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UNICEF Day 2023: Theme

In 2023 year, the theme for UNICEF Day is “For every child, every right.”

The theme of UNICEF Day 2022 is One team for child rights.

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UNICEF Day 2023: Quotes And Wishes

  1. Everyone deserves the best start in life, which is what UNICEF is working to provide the world’s most vulnerable children. Education is essential to a child’s development. I hope that as an Ambassador I can encourage people to join UNICEF’s mission to make education a reality for children throughout the world.– Clay Aiken
  2. If we nurture the dreams of children, the world will be blessed. If we destroy them, the world is doomed!– Wess Stafford
  3. I believe deeply that children are more powerful than oil, more beautiful than rivers, more precious than any other natural resource a country can have. I feel that the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life is to be associated with UNICEF.– Danny Kaye
  4. My plea is a plea to save the children. Too many of them walk with pain and fear, in loneliness and despair. Children need sunlight. They need kindness and refreshment and affection. Every home, regardless of the cost of the house, can provide an environment of love which will be an environment of salvation. –Gordon B. Hinckley.
  5. “Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
  6. “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  7. “The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all.” – Liam Neeson
  8. “Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.” – Roger Moore
  9. “Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.” – Roger Moore
  10. “UNICEF is successfully giving children and young people all over the world opportunities and hope. Just like the ones we met on the Long Way Down – protecting them from exploitation and giving them chances in life.” – Ewan McGregor
  11. “I believe that UNICEF is the most important branch of the U.N.; they do exceptional work to help the neediest children around the world.” – Liam Neeson
  12. “UNICEF is helping mothers realize their dreams for the future – a future in which the basic needs for a child’s survival: food, clean water, and simple health care – are guaranteed.” – Jane Curtin
  13. “I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.” – Audrey Hepburn
  14. “Unicef wants to encourage a sense of stability for a child.” – Ralph Fiennes.


  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founders: United Nations General Assembly, Ludwik Rajchman
  • Founded: 11 December 1946, New York, United States
  • Head: Catherine M. Russell


Which day is UNICEF Day in India?

UNICEF Day 2023: It is observed on 11 December each year. UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund.

What is the theme of UNICEF Day 2023?

The theme for UNICEF Day 2023 is “For every child, every right.”

What is World Children’s Day UNICEF?

Every year, November 20 is observed as World Children’s Day, aimed at raising awareness about children’s rights worldwide and improving children’s welfare worldwide.

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