International Children’s Day of Broadcasting
ICDB, celebrated on the second Sunday of every December, is a day when broadcasters around the world "Tune in to Kids". They air quality programming for and about children. But most of all, they allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.
The Day is a joint initiative of UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Every year, thousands of broadcasters in more than a hundred countries take part in the day, celebrating it in ways that are as unique and special as children themselves.
The 2007 International Children's Day of Broadcasting will take place on 9 December 2007 with the theme “The World We Want.”
What kind of world do children want to live in? Five years ago, youth around the world met in New York to attend the Special Session for Children. The outcome of that meeting was the agenda “Building a World Fit for Children,” which laid out four main priorities: Promoting healthy lives; Providing quality education; Protecting children against abuse, exploitation and violence; and Combating HIV/AIDS. On the fifth anniversary of this agenda, how far have we come? Have these goals been achieved in your communities? What problems still exist? What suggestions do the youth have to solve them? What can be done to build a world for children?
2007 is also the 18th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The CRC states that children have the right to voice their opinions and have acces to media that children can understand. UNICEF believes youth also have the right to participate in the media-making process and the International Children's Day of Broadcasting was launched in 1991 to help open the airwaves to young people.Broadcasters around the world, both television and radio, are encouraged to participate in this special day by creating special programs for kids and inviting youth into the studio to participate in the production and presentation of broadcasts. UNICEF also appeals for broadcasters to invest in local youth by incorporating them in the production process year-round, not just on the ICDB.
Resources on youth participation
Watch 2006 winner "Let's play!"
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