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UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, is renowned for its efficiency in both rich and poor countries. Created as a humanitarian agency, it is now one of the international development institutions concerned with children and mothers. The book relates the creation of UNICEF, the evolution of its programmes, its structure and finances, its work in health, nutrition, education and sanitation and in emergencies. The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child now serves as a framework for all UNICEF programmes and a basis for its advocacy. Current challenges include UNICEF's nature and identity, its relationship with other international organizations, reduced funding and its need to refocus some of its programmes.
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|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2001|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
YVES BEIGBEDER served from 1951-55 as a Personnel Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, and from 1955-84 with the World Health Organization in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and in Europe. Since 1979 he has lectured on international organizations and administration for universities in Paris, Geneva and North America, and for UNITAR in Geneva. He is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University in Geneva and has written a number of books and articles on UN organizations, on their administration and on the international civil service. He is a member of the Academic Council on the UN System, the International Institute of Administrative Sciences and the Council of the Union of International Associations.