Children participating in the 2017 Universal Children’s Day celebration hold signs calling for peace. UNICEF invited children from around the world to take “take over” key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted. UN Photo/Manuel Elias
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
2018: Children are taking over and turning the world blue
This year the world is going blue! We want to build a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential, and we know you do too.
World Children’s Day – a day for children, by children – is almost here and we want you to take part.
Get involved and #GoBlue : Celebrate by wearing blue clothing or accessories and share with the world on social media
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