United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

318. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

The General Assembly, Having considered the report[1] of the Economic and Social Council to the General Assembly and the report[2] of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Recognizing the important role which the Fund has been playing in the structure of the United Nations,

1. Notes the steps taken by the Fund with respect to the United Nations Appeal for Children pursuant to General Assembly resolution 215 (III)[3] of 8 December 1948;

2. Appeals to the various official and private international organizations interested in child welfare to collaborate with the Fund in every possible way;

3. Congratulates the Fund, now in its third year of operations, for its great humanitarian effort in Europe and in the Middle East, now being extended to Asia, Latin America and Africa, in bringing substantial aid of lasting value, through feeding, medical and related programmes, to millions of mothers and children;

4. Notes with concern the existence of children's emergency needs arising out of war and other calamities as well as the great needs which the Fund's experience has demonstrated as existing in under-developed countries;

5. Notes with approval the decisions of the Executive Board of the Fund to devote henceforth a greater share of the Fund's resources to the development of programmes outside Europe;

6. Expresses gratification at the continued generous support of the Fund by Governments and individuals, amounting to forty million dollars in the past year;

7. Draws the attention of Members to the urgent necessity of further contributions to enable the Fund to carry out its programme.

264th plenary meeting,
2 December 1949.

[1] See Official Records of the fourth session of the General Assembly, Supplement No. 3. [2] See Report of the International Children's Emergency Fund submitted to the Economic and Social Council at its ninth session. [3] See Official Records of the third session of the General Assembly, Part 1, Resolutions, page 70.

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