This World Children’s Day, we’re asking every
child to tell the world how they’d change the world.
Whatever issue you’re passionate about, from equality to the environment to education, World Children’s Day is the time to have your say on how you’d change the world for the better.
Because the only thing more important than a day when we celebrate children, is a day when we listen to children.
About World Children's Day
World Children’s Day (also known as Universal Children’s Day or International Children’s Day) is celebrated on 20 November and is UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children.
It’s a fun day with a serious message, with 20 November marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history, the Convention sets out the rights of children, such as the right to healthcare, education, clean water, protection from violence – and the right to have their say in decisions that affect them.
The day is marked with a range of events worldwide – in schools, communities, businesses and governments. In 2018, 178 countries celebrated the day.
World Children's Day 2019
This year (2019) marks 30 years since the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While a lot of progress has been made for children in the past 30 years, there’s still more to do.
What's on in 2019
We want to make sure that children and young people are heard on the issues affecting their lives, so on World Children's Day 2019 we’ve changed one little letter to make one big statement: #WorldChildrensSay.
- Children and young people (with a helping hand from the grown-ups in their life) are invited to tell the world how they’d change the world and post their idea on social media with the hashtag #WorldChildrensSay.
- Kids aged 5-12 living in Perth are also invited to attend the Perth Child Voice Conference on Sunday 17 November. Organised by UNICEF and the University of Western Australia the conference is an opportunity for kids to have their say on issues facing the planet.
- Or if you’re passing through the Qantas Domestic Terminal at Sydney Airport on Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 November, keep an eye out for the fun kids activity station, thanks to Qantas, IKEA and Sydney Airport in support of UNICEF Australia.
#World Childrens Say