The present chapter examines the history of the establishment of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) after World War II and the extension of its mandate after the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted. The role of the United Nations’ cluster approach aimed to address gaps in emergency response is reassessed with respect to UNICEF. Special attention is paid to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the UNICEF mandate, and the UNICEF activities in emergencies are analysed. The chapter also addresses UNICEF’s actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
- United Nations
- Crisis and emergencies
- Armed conflict
- Universal declaration of human rights
- Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Sustainable Development Goals
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Hendel, N. (2022). United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). In: Sayapin, S., Atadjanov, R., Kadam, U., Kemp, G., Zambrana-Tévar, N., Quénivet, N. (eds) International Conflict and Security Law. T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-515-7_34
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