Identity area

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

Description area

Dates of existence

1946-12-11 -


"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).


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution 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.




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