WHAT IS UNICEF?
The United Nations Children's Fund began after World War II, supplying nutrition, medicine, immunization, and other urgent assistance to starving and ill children in Europe, the Middle East, and China. Today, UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
The UNICEF Campus Initiative at the University of Michigan plays an influential role in UNICEF USA's mission. As one of the 120 active Campus Initiative Clubs around the country, members of our UNICEF chapter strive to educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF to reach zero preventable deaths.
We speak up on behalf of and with children to uphold their rights and work for a better world through advocacy campaigns and democratic engagement.
We hold various fundraising events to engage our members and communities and raise awareness for UNICEF's vital mission.
We educate our community on issues affecting children around the world. We work with other student organizations, non-profits and NGOs, policy officials, doctors, professors, and UNICEF Policy Associates.