Tuesday 20 November is World Children’s Day, led by Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children in danger, working in 90 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child.
We are supporting Unicef’s call on all world leaders to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child, and to acknowledge that these rights are non-negotiable. A global petition has been established.
As part of raising awareness of children’s rights this World Children’s Day, Unicef is also asking people, schools, organisations and companies worldwide to ‘go blue’, visually demonstrating their support to help build a world where every child is in school, safe from harm, and can fulfil their potential. Resources including a new video featuring actress Millie Bobbie Brown have been created to spread the #GoBlue message.
November 20th is the anniversary of when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and of when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
You can find out more about CELCIS’s work to support international children’s rights on our website and through the resources from our conference in partnership with the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures at the University of Strathclyde last year. This event brought together an unprecedented gathering of people who are committed to promoting children’s rights from across the world, including those that had been instrumental in the development of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.