This Day @ Law
UNICEF established

On December 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly established the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to aid child victims of World War II. UNICEF became a permanent UN agency in 1953.



Learn more about the mission of UNICEF and read the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.

US Supreme Court heard Bush v. Gore

On December 11, 2000, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Bush v. Gore Presidential recount case.



Listen to the arguments and/or read the transcripts on Oyez, the Supreme Court multimedia website at Northwestern University.