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UNICEF Celebrates its 70th Anniversary


WEST BENGAL, 11 December 2016 – To commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, the celebration started with the launch of the David Beckham #ENDviolence video on 11th December in South City Mall. This got more than 200,000 footfalls on a Sunday.


As part of this initiative, UNICEF West Bengal aimed at creating visibility around “Ending Violence Against Children”, and offered an excellent opportunity for garnering more supporters and donors for UNICEF.


During the programme, more than seventy children, mostly from NGOs and shelter homes engaged in discussions and a painting activity on #ENDviolence.


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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