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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4085 - AN ACT TO CREATE THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND NATIONAL COMMITTEE
1. The United Nations Children's Fund National
Committee of the Philippines, herein referred to as the National
Committee, is hereby created under the President of the Philippines, to
serve as a liaison agency between the Government of the Philippines and
the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to associate principal
bodies in the Philippines interested in health, welfare, and cultural
matters with the work of the UNICEF, and to implement the International
Agreement between the UNICEF and the Philippines signed on November
twenty, nineteen hundred and forty-eight.
Sec. 2. The members of the National Committee shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines, and shall be composed of the following: (1) The Secretary of Health, (2) the Social Welfare Administrator, (3) the Secretary of Education, (4) the Budget Commissioner, (5) the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, (6) the Chairman of the National Science Development Board, and (7) a representative of the civic organizations in the country as recommended by the recognized national civic organizations. The Chairman of the National Committee may be appointed from among these members by the President of the Philippines.
Sec. 3. The National Committees shall create an executive committee and such other committees and subcommittees as may be necessary for the effective and efficient performance of its duties and proper exercise of its powers and responsibilities.
The executive committees shall also be the secretariat of the National Committee to be headed by a board secretary who shall also act as the secretary of the National Committee.
Sec. 4. The members of the National Committee will serve in honorary capacity and shall receive no compensation or remuneration, except traveling expenses and per diems for each day of actual attendance in each session of the National Committee, its committees and sub-committees, in such amount and under such conditions as the National Committee, with the approval of the President of the Philippines, may describe. They shall each serve a term at the pleasure of the President of the Philippines.
Sec. 5. The National Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To assume the functions and duties of the United Nations Appeal for Children (Philippines);
(b) To promulgate rules and regulations for the conduct of its affairs;
(c) To advise the Government of the Philippines on matters relating to UNICEF, especially on the best ways and means by which the welfare and health of Filipino children and mothers could best as taken advantage of by the Philippines;
(d) To advise Philippine delegates to the UNICEF conferences, whenever necessary; and
(e) To submit annual and other reports to the President of the Philippines on its activities and accomplishment.
Sec. 6. All items of personal, offices, properties, monies, and such other appropriations included in the original UNICEF Administrative Committee, as created by the President of the Philippines and as embodied in Republic Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred, are hereby absorbed and transferred to the National Committee.
Sec. 7. The present CARE-Department of Health Child Feeding Program shall be known as the CARE-UNICEF National Committee-Assisted Child Feeding Program, and all present appropriations pertaining to the said program including itemized and lump-sum appropriations for its personnel equipment, sundries and other items, which previously existed under Republic Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and/or other previous Appropriations Acts, are hereby transferred to the National Committee.
Sec. 8. All Acts or parts of Acts, rules and regulations, and executive orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 18, 1964