Celebrated on November 20th each year, Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 by the United Nations. This special day is an opportunity to promote international togetherness and focus on improving children’s welfare. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.
Here’s more info about this special day from the United Nation’s website:
Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.
Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.
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.
2018: Children are taking over and turning the world blue
- Celebrate by wearing blue clothing or accessories and share with the world on social media
- Take part in the World’s Largest Lesson using the School Activity Packs
- Transform your website and social media platforms by turning them blue for the day and use #GoBlue to keep the conversation going
- See more ways to participate on the UNICEF website