UNICEF Celebrates its 70th Anniversary
BENGALURU, 13 December 2016 – To commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, the event celebration started with over 150 adolescents in Bangalore, titled “The World I Want” – expressing their views on their (good) experiences and their wish for the world they want to see/live in.
During the programme, children expressed their opinion on “The World I Want”, through their paintings and skits that showcased the problems they face in their daily life and steps that could be taken to make their life better.
It was in December 1946 that the General Assembly of the United Nations created UNICEF to safeguard the lives of children struggling to survive in the aftermath of World War II. In keeping with the ethos of the United Nations, UNICEF provided aid to children without discriminating on race, creed, nationality, status or political belief.
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