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Welcome to a former Records, Archives and History development site, which shared examples of some procedures for access to non-current records and other excerpts of publicly accessable evidence of UNICEF activities from 1946 to 2009. Included were electronic links to specific records or lists of documents resulting from previous research on UNICEF related individuals, countries and themes.

For Historical Highlights now see also UNICEF History at: (Launched in 2010, it included some material similar to this site and was initally added to and updated periodically.)

Please note the UNICEF archives were not publicly available as of 2015-2016 due to renovations.

As of early 2020, it has been reported that questions related to archives access and project status can be sent directly via email to UNICEFArchives (at)

Overview >
Online Holdings and
Using the Archives

Milestones >
Year-by-year and
thematic overview

Leadership >
Executive Directors,
Deputies, Executive Board

Celebrities >
UNICEF celebrity moments
over several decades.

Theme  Research >

Country Research >   
Communication for
development >
Publications >
Historical monographs,
books, annual reports

Special Exhibits >
New discoveries

Did you know... >
Fun facts from
UNICEF's past

Document Guides >
Issuances, Acronyms,
Terminology: 1946 - 94

Archives >

Access/Services >

Contact >



More about

This site was established and is maintained with independent financing.

UNICEF related content of possible ongoing interest to the international community was initially suggested in 1990s by those with Records and Archives management responsibilities, field staff from various locations, and those answering ongoing queries from the general public about UNICEF early history.

Feedback from former members of UNICEF executive office, board members, directors and other staff, as well as UN colleagues, academic researchers who required more detailed information and dedicated volunteers added to the easily accessible on-line collection.

This subset of the wider (and more restricted access) UNICEF Records and Archive Management collection helped expedite responses to initial queries. It also provided a depository for results of previous searches immediately available to all levels of students as well as professional researchers.

A unicef Transparancy Portal is at

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UNICEF Celebrities
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