UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
To Be Published March 1st 2014 by Routledge – 176 pages
Series: Global Institutions
UNICEF is one of the best known organizations of the United Nations system and the oldest of the UN’s development funds. It is also the part of the UN which consistently receives support from all countries round the world, including the United States. This book brings out the wider reasons for UNICEF’s success and popularity, setting them in the context of UNICEF’s evolution since 1946 and drawing lessons for other international organizations. This will be of great interest to all scholars of international organisations, development, human rights and the United Nations system.
Introduction 1. 1946-50 International vision for Children 2. 1950-70 Children and Economic and Social Development 3. 1970-80 Basic needs and the Alma Ata Meeting on Health For All 4. 1980-95 Goals and GOBI to the World Summit for Children 5. 1995-2005 Child Rights, the Girl Child & the Millennium Summit 6. Lessons for the UN 7. Conclusions
Sir Richard Jolly is Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. As co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project, he is currently overseeing and working on a 14 volume history of the UN’s contributions to economic and social development since its beginning in 1945.
Richard Jolly is a Trustee of OXFAM, a Director of the Overseas Development Institute and Chairman of the UN Association of the United Kingdom. He was made a Knight of the Order of St. Michael and St George in the New Years Honours of 2001 for his contributions to international development.
Before this, he was, for 14 1/2 years, Deputy Executive Director in UNICEF, with responsibilities for UNICEF’s programmes in over 130 countries of the world, including UNICEF’s strategy for support to countries.