UNICEF Aotearoa marks 50 years as a UNICEF National Committee, reaffirms commitment to help children around the world

Posted on 09 July 2024

UNICEF Aotearoa is this week marking 50 years since becoming incorporated as a UNICEF National Committee in July 1974. 

Children around the world need help more than ever, so UNICEF Aotearoa is this week not only acknowledging its work so far, but affirming a commitment to continue helping children both here in Aotearoa and around the globe not only survive, but thrive. 

The organisation’s journey actually began further back than the past half century, as the United Nations Association under the umbrella of the UN, before later being incorporated in the National Committee structure it is today. 

UNICEF Aotearoa CEO Michelle Sharp says she wants to acknowledge and thank all those who have been part of the organisation’s story. 

“Together, we have been able to advance the rights and wellbeing of children both here in Aotearoa and around the globe – something we will continue to work tirelessly for”. 

For more information about UNICEF Aotearoa, and ways to help children, please visit

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UNICEF Aotearoa 50 Years Anniversary