National UNICEF Day 2020 is on Saturday, October 31, 2020: I would like to work for UNICEF one day, what do I need to do for it?


Saturday, October 31, 2020 is National UNICEF Day 2020. Únete a UNICEF Salvamos la Vida de Miles de Niños. UNICEF, Amigos de la Infancia.

I would like to work for UNICEF one day, what do I need to do for it?

I found this but its in regards to Australia, might help?

Our Work

What does UNICEF stand for?

What does UNICEF actually do?

What does UNICEF do in Australia?

Where does UNICEF get its money from?

Is UNICEF part of the UN?

Where does UNICEF operate?

Do you just work with children?

What are UNICEF's priority areas of work?

How is UNICEF different from other organisations?

Our Organisation

I’d like to send supplies to a particular country. How can I do this?

Does UNICEF accept foreign coins? If so, where can I bring my coins?

Can we apply to UNICEF Australia for funding of our programs?

Why can’t I sponsor a child through UNICEF?

Does UNICEF sell cards and gifts, and where can I find them?

I have just received a suspicious looking email from someone claiming to be from UNICEF asking for money. What should I do?

Can I donate to a particular project or country?

Supporting UNICEF

What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

How many countries signed?

Contacting UNICEF

I want to work for UNICEF overseas. Where do I sign up?

How can I get copies of UNICEF publications?

What does UNICEF stand for?

1946-1953: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

1953-to date: United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF was established on 11 December 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. Its full name was the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

In 1950, its mandate was broadened to include the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund. However, UNICEF retained its original acronym.

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What does UNICEF actually do?

UNICEF works around the world to promote and protect the rights of children. UNICEF contributes to their well-being through programs that help them survive and thrive to adulthood, and that provide essential medicines, vaccines, educational, health and emergency supplies. In over 155 countries and territories, UNICEF brings its influence to bear on the individuals and institutions that serve the youngest generation.

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What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international human rights instrument that sets out the basic rights of children and the obligations of governments to fulfill those rights. It has been ratified – a formal term for governments signing up – by all but two governments in the world. Australia signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. The Convention is the foundation of UNICEF’s work and sets out rights for the survival, development, protection and participation of children.

This ground-breaking treaty for the world's children was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and within a year it entered into force as international law. The convention expanded the world's legal boundaries, for the first time establishing children's basic needs as rights.

Australia signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990.

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How many countries signed?

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November, 1989. The Convention has been ratified by 191 out of 193 territories and states worldwide (all countries except the USA and Somalia). This makes it the most widely and rapidly accepted human rights convention in history.

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What does UNICEF do in Australia?

UNICEF Australia is a non-government organisation established more than 30 years ago. We are one of 36 National Committees around the world who play a vital role in generating public support and awareness for the organisation's work. UNICEF Australia is a company limited by guarantee.

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Where does UNICEF get its money from?

UNICEF is funded entirely through voluntary contributions. The main sources of income are individuals, trusts, businesses, government, community organisations and student fundraising through schools.

UNICEF National Committees, like UNICEF Australia, are non-government organisations that promote children’s rights, raise funds, sell UNICEF greeting cards and products, create key partnerships and provide other invaluable support in industrialised countries.

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I want to work for UNICEF overseas. Where do I sign up?

UNICEF Australia employs people to work in our Sydney office. We do not recruit either paid or volunteer staff for UNICEF.

If you are interested in a career with UNICEF, you can obtain detailed information about the various avenues open to you and the application process from UNICEF’s international websi

what are some national disaster relief programs? some international ones?

what are some national disaster relief programs? some international ones?

Action by Churches Together


Adventist Community Services U.S.A. and Bermuda

Adventist Development and International Relief Agency

African Medical and Research Foundation


American Rescue Team International

Amnesty International


The American Radio Relay League, Inc.

Australian Aid

Baptist World Aid

Brethren Disaster Ministries



Carter Centre at Emory University

Catholic Charities USA

Children's Aid Direct

Children's Disaster Services


Christian Children's Fund

Church World Service

Christian Disaster Response Intl.

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee


Episcopal Relief and Development.

European Community Humanitarian Office

Feed The Children USA


Fondation Hirondelle

UN Food and Agriculture Org.

Food for the Hungry

Food for the Poor

HelpAge International

Friends - Quaker Organizations

Human Rights Orgs./ Resources


Intl. Assn. of Jewish Vocational Services

International Rescue Committee

International Orthodox Christian Charities

Intl. Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF)

Japanese Red Cross Society

MAP Intl. Relief and Development

Lutheran Disaster Response

Mennonite Disaster Service

National Emergency Response Team

National Voluntary Organizations

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Nazarene Disaster Response

Northwest Medical Teams International

Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster

One World Org.




Phoenix Society for Burn Survivor

Points of Light Foundation

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Project HOPE

REACT International

Red Cross / Red Crescent

Red Cross


Salvation Army

Save The Children Alliance

Second Harvest

Seventh Day Adventist

Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

Samaritan's Purse

Swiss Disaster Relief Unit

Tear Fund


UJA Federations of North America

UN Development Programme

UN Refworld

U. N. Reliefweb

U N H C Refugee's


United Methodist -- Relief

US Small Business Administration

United States Service Command

UN World Food Programme

USAID Home Page

Volunteers In Technical Assistance

Volunteers of America

World Food Programme

World Health Organization

World Relief

World Vision

World Vision USA

Should we BOYCOTT India? They Kill 7000 Females a day?

Should we BOYCOTT India? They Kill 7000 Females a day?

Thorgirl - can you post your source for this? I don't want to check authenticity (I believe you!) but would like to read more on this.

Nevermind - I found an article talking about this. I'll post it below for those that are interested.

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