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UN Appoints Henrietta Fore as UNICEF Head

Published on December 27, 2017
Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres has appointed Henrietta H Fore as the new Executive Director of UNICEF

She will be the seventh Executive Director on January 1, 2018.

Who is Henrietta H Fore?

She is a former senior US government official who worked for economic development, health and education humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for the most vulnerable in the international and developing world. She was the first woman to be appointed Administrator of the US Agency for International Development and Director of US Foreign Assistance in the Department of State. She worked as the USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia and for Private Enterprise.
She served as Undersecretary of State for Management, the Chief Operating Officer for the United States Department of State. In addition, she was a member on the boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

What is UNICEF?

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund is a United Nations (UN) program.
It is headquartered in New York City to offer humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
It was created to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II by the United Nations General Assembly on the 11th of December 1946

UNICEF Program in India

Awaaz Do, launched in 2010, is an initiative taken by UNICEF to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school in the country.The online campaign emphasises empowering citizens to get actively involved and demand right for children.

Expected Questions

1. Who has been appointed as UNICEF executive head by United Nation?
a. Henrietta H Fore
b. Hayden H Fore
c. Heather H Fore
d. Harriet H Fore

Who is the Secretary-General of the United Nations?
a. António Gallacher
b. António Geraghty
c. António Guterres
d. António Giffard

What does F stand for in UNICEF?
a. Federal
b. Fund
c. Functioning
d. Formation

In which year was UNICEF formed?
a. 1949
b. 1947
c. 1948
d. 1946

Which of the following is a UNICEF program in India?
a. Sath Do
b. Awaz Do
c. Kadam Badhao
d. Padhtey Chalo

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