Green Rising Initiative

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Overview:

Recently, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)’s Generation Unlimited in collaboration with India's Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change unveiled the "Green Rising" initiative at COP28 in Dubai.

About Green Rising Initiative

  • This initiative focuses on engaging youth for impactful environmental actions at the grassroots level, aligning with the global effort to address the severe impacts of climate change.
  • The global "Green Rising" initiative and the "Green Rising India Alliance" marks a collaborative effort involving UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, and a diverse network of public, private, and youth partners.
  • The main goal is to mobilize millions of young people worldwide, encouraging their active participation in green initiatives addressing and adapting to the severe impacts of climate change on their communities.
  • Through the YuWaah campaign in India, the focus is on engaging youth to drive impactful environmental actions at the grassroots level.

Key points about the UNICEF

  • The United Nations Children's Fund was originally founded as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
  • It was founded by the UN General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II.
  • It is a leading source of information on the situation of children around the world.
  • It relies entirely on contributions from governments and private donors.
  • The Executive Board is made up of 36 Member States, elected to three-year terms by the Economic and Social Council, with the following regional allocation: Africa (8 seats), Asia (7), Eastern Europe (4), Latin America and Caribbean (5) and Western Europe and Others (12).
  • Headquarters: New York City.

Q1) What is the mandate of UNICEF?

It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Source: UNICEF in collaboration with India to launch "Green Rising" initiative at COP28 Summit in Dubai today to mobilize youth to drive climate action