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Children will not be silenced!

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11.20.2020

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World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. For World Children's day kids took control of Ministries and Media in Côte d'Ivoire (see picture).

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.

What needs to happen?
UNICEF and partners are calling on governments to adopt a Six Point Plan to Protect our Children:

  1. Ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide. 
  2. Guarantee access to health and nutrition services, and make vaccines affordable and available to every child.
  3. Support and protect the mental health of children and young people and bring an end to abuse, gender-based violence, and neglect in childhood. 
  4. Increase access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene and address environmental degradation and climate change.  
  5. Reverse the rise in child poverty and ensure an inclusive recovery for all. 
  6. Redouble efforts to protect and support children and their families living through conflict, disaster and displacement.


Source: United Nations, UNICEF

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