United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
17 August 1949
The 11th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 15-19 August, 1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark:
The International Executive Committee of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, assembled at Copenhagen, August 20/21, 1949,
Warmly commends the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund for its distribution of vital supplies to children, guided by only one consideration, the children’s urgent need.
Endorsing the former principle of giving priority to the child victims of aggression, we are gratified to note the extension of the program of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund into countries of Latin America, the Near East and the Far East.
Commending particularly the addition of child health to the program of the UN’s International Children’s Emergency Fund through its close cooperation with the World Health Organization, we urge that the cooperation, counsel and services of other Specialized Agencies of the United Nations be utilized in building an overall program for children.
Cognizant of the resolutions of the Third General Assembly which asked governments to make further contributions to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and peoples to conduct a Second United Nations Appeal for Children, we urge:
I) That consideration be given to the successful money raising activities of volunteer groups in more than forty countries participating in the First Appeal, and
II) That the further cooperation of these groups be secured by including at the earliest possible date all these countries in the benefits of the United nations International Children’s Emergency Fund distribution.
We further recommend that a more unified children’s agency be developed within the United Nations, working as a permanent fund, not an emergency fund, supported by the appropriations of the Governments of the member nations, volunteer organizations and individuals throughout the world and administered for the world’s children.