This year, on International Children's Day - November the 20th, world is celebrating the 30th aniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - an instrument for the protection of children's rights ratified by the largest number of countries. On this occasion, as part of marking this significant anniversary, the Wold Largest Lesson will be carried out. It is an initiative to introduce children from more than 100 countries to the Sustainable Development Goals.
As part of this year's World Largest Lesson, UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina invited the relevant ministries and schools to enable children from Bosnia and Herzegovina to join a global lesson. Children will be asked to imagine, and in accordance with their creative preferences, present a future world in which all children rights will be achieved and a sustainable future guaranteed.
Through lessons and activities, children will have opportunity to learn what the Sustainable Development Goals are about, and how they are connected with the children rights. They will be asked to define what actions they can take to contribute to both in their lives and in their community - SDG's and children rights. The World Largest Lesson creates the feeling in all children that they can apply their ideas and creativity and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by introducing changes in their lives, supporting the work of the local community and encouraging others to take action to achieve these Goals. In addition, UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina invites schools to apply as volunteers to adapt the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a language adjusted to children.
Thanks to the joint commitment of educational systems and civil society, millions of children all around the world are already learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, through individual events and through their inclusion in regular curricula. At the threshold of 2020 - five years from the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and 10 years until the deadline for their achievement, we strive towards making this decade the one in which the Sustainable Development Goals will be achieved.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.