UNICEF is linked to the UN and to the UN General Assembly through its creation: UNICEF was created in 1946 by a resolution of the UN General Assembly in accordance with Article 55 of the UN Charter. Other resolutions have extended the duration of the agency, and then made it permanent. The agency’s mandate, structure and the composition of its Executive Board were also denned in resolutions of the General Assembly. Periodical resolutions may approve the agency’s policies, give it policy guidance or praise UNICEF, among other UN organizations, for its contribution to programmes related to children. Another link with the UN lies in the fact that the Executive Director of the Fund is appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN, in consultation with the Executive Board.
KeywordsExecutive Director National Committee Recipient Country Voluntary Contribution Nancial Support
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