Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- United Nations International Children's Fund Emergency Fund
- United Nations Children’s Fund
- Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance
- Fonds international de secours à l’enfance
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
"By resolution UN/GA/57 (I) of 11 December 1946, the United Nations General Assembly established the United Nations International Children's Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF), following the decision of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) on termination of its activities in August 1946 to apply its residual assets to a fund to provide relief for the suffering children in war-devastated Europe. By resolution 417 (V) of 1 December 1950, the General Assembly decided to shift the main emphasis of the Fund toward programmes of long-range benefit to children of the developing countries. By resolution 802 (VIII) of 6 October 1953, it unanimously voted to continue the Fund for an indefinite period. The official name was shortened to United Nations Children’s Fund but the well-known acronym UNICEF was retained." (Guide to Archives of International Organizations).
Functions, occupations and activities
Mandates/sources of authority
Access points area
Authority record identifier
Rules and/or conventions used
Following RAD rule 22.1B, authorized name chosen based on most-used name in publications.
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Added by AWT 22/08/2012.
- Unicef. (2012?). Guide to Archives of International Organizations. Accessed online 22/08/2012: http://www.unesco.org/archives/sio/Eng/presentation.php?idOrg=1033