UNICEF was founded on December 11, 1946 by United Nations General Assembly with the main intention of providing emergency healthcare and food to children in countries devastated by the Second World War. Today, UNICEF is a non-profit organization and stands for saving for saving children’s lives and promoting their welfare throughout the world. Over the years, the organization has developed and increased in size to the extent that it influences various decision-makers across the world to convert their ideas into reality. The following presents a close examination of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) organization. The strategies used by the organization to persuade people to help by donating their time, talent and resource, and the positive and effective impact by Roger Federer on the organization and children around the world are also evaluated (Roger Federer Foundation, 2016 ).
The organization has been mandated by U.N. General Assembly to promote for protection of the rights of children. Additionally, the organization assists in the provision of the basic needs of children and expansion of opportunities so that they can reach their full potential. Over the years, the organization has been guided by convention on children’s rights. It strives to establish these rights as ethical principles or international standards of conduct and behavior towards children. According to UNICEF, survival, protection and growth of children are fundamental to all children. To achieve this millstone, the organization mobilizes material resources and political will in order to help countries, particularly those in the developing world, achieve “first call for all children”. Moreover, the organization commits itself to ensuring that children that are most disadvantaged obtain special protection. Examples of these children include victims of disasters, war, different forms of violence, extreme poverty and those suffering from disabilities.
The organization partners with various humanitarian agencies and United Nation’s partners to ensure that its unique facilities are available for rapid response. Most of the contributions made to UNICEF come from private donors and government donors. The organization has presence its presence in more than 190 countries or territories. UNICEF’s missions are carried out in more than 220 country offices courtesy of a program involving host country.