Novice UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund
Welcome to the UNICEF Committee at SCMUN 2019!
Background Guides Coming Soon.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is an agency of the UN tasked with protect the rights of and supporting refugees around the world, either at the request of a country or the UN itself. Some actions the UNHCR helps support include voluntarily returning refugees to their country of origin, integrating them locally in the current country, and resettling refugees to a third "host" country.
*Please note this committee will only be in session on 03/31/18 and is designed for middle school delegates.
Founded in 1946 as a response to the devastation of World War II, the United Nations Children’s Fund provides humanitarian relief and development assistance to mothers and children. With its aim to “save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential,” UNICEF promotes a number of programs that protect children, provide education, encourage growth and innovation, and assist in emergencies.
UNICEF relies on volunteer fieldwork and fundraising and sponsorship efforts which allows it to operate in over 190 countries and territories. Recent programs and aims of the body include securing displaced children, combatting infectious disease through immunization, and promoting access to innovative and equal education.