Presented in New York on December 11, 2016, the exhibition titled “70 Years of Work on Behalf of Children” has been adapted for Florence’s Museo degli Innocenti.


To mark the 70th anniversary of UNICEF, UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti in Florence recently inaugurated the exhibition focused on the institution’s work in the Istituto degli Innocenti’s Salone Brunelleschi. It is a way of celebrating the enormous progress made for children all over the world, but also a means of remembering the challenges that continue to endanger the lives of millions of children and their future through conflict, crises, poverty, inequality and discrimination.


At the exhibition opening Sarah Cook, Director of UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti, commented, “70 years ago, UNICEF arrived in Europe and in Italy to bring relief to the children affected by the Second World War. Over the ensuing decades it became the top world organization for children in developing countries. Today, 70 years on, it is appropriate to open this wonderful exhibition at the Museo degli Innocenti, in the presence of key partners and friends who have contributed so much to the success of UNICEF.”


The exhibition consists of nine thematic panels that retrace UNICEF’s history from 1946 to the present day, focusing on equal opportunities, human rights, imagination and creativity, solutions, commitment and help for every child.


The exhibition will run until March 18 and is free of charge. For more information, see

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