United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th. 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. This day offers an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights.
This year UNICEF launched a petition to call on world leaders to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child and acknowledge that these rights are non-negotiable. The goal is to build a world where every child is in school and learning, safe from harm and able to fulfill their potential.
More activities to celebrate this day include: wearing blue clothing or accessories and share with the world on social media; and taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson using the School Activity Packs.
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