UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL: ZAHIDE NUR KANTARCI
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a sub-specialized organization within the United Nations.It was founded in 1946 as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to help children recover in the post-World War II environment. Later, it started using the current name UNICEF.
UNICEF is an organization that works with governments to protect and promote children’s rights in the world.The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which defines the rights of all children to develop to the highest possible level in terms of physical, mental, and social aspects, forms the basis of UNICEF’s work.
UNICEF’s current work programs primarily address these issues: to meet the nutritional, clean water, clean environment and protection needs of every child, to ensure that especially girls receive quality primary education, protection of all children from preventable deaths and disabilities, preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS, and ensuring that children and young people affected by the disease receive the necessary care and ensure that every child is protected so that children can live a safe life free from violence, exploitation, harassment, and discrimination. Today, UNICEF operates in 158 countries.
In this annual session of Işık Model United Nations Conference, we will be discussing Child Malnutrition in Yemen.