World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s global day of action for children. It takes place every year on 20 November, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries that have promised to protect children’s rights.
The Convention explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
From climate change, education and mental health to ending racism and discrimination, children and young people are raising their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and calling for adults to create a better future.
For World Children’s Day 2022, UNICEF is calling on all of us to share a positive message of equality and inclusion for every child.
If you are a parent, you can tell your children (and other children) about their rights. A child-friendly version of their rights can be found in The Convention on the Rights of the Child: The children’s version | UNICEF
If you are a teacher, you can get a World Children’s Day lesson plan at Flip the Script! | The World’s Largest Lesson (globalgoals.org) In this lesson, students are invited to take action for SDG4 by designing their own lesson and teaching it to others.
If you are a business owner, you can donate some of your profits to a charity that benefits children. You can also encourage your staff and customers to volunteer or donate to a children’s cause.
What more can you and I do to make this world a better place for children?