The United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children’s welfare.
On 20 November 1989 the United Nations Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – an international agreement that protects the human rights of all children under the age of 18.
You can mark Universal Children’s Day by:
Holding a special assembly in your school – click link to get ideas and activities.
Telling people about children’s day!
Telling people about the UNCRC, what it means and why it’s important.
Having a look at the ‘Let’s Get it Right’ and ‘Pupil Voice Wales’ websites, using the materials on them, and spreading the word see