Celebrations related to the 30th Anniversary of CRC kick off in Georgia

and will continue throughout the year with different activities.

UNICEF
Children on SDG festival
UNICEF/GEO-2019/Blagonravova

18 June 2019

7 June, 2019. Ambrolauri, Georgia. The start of the celebrations to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), took place in Ambrolauri at the UN led festival on national Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The slogan of this year’s festival was Leave No One Behind.

 

UNICEF set up a special tent on child rights at the festival and various activities were organized for children and their parents to raise awareness of child rights and the 30th anniversary. The activities included quizzes, interactive games and painting sessions on child rights. An interactive game on positive parenting was also organized for parents of the children who visited the tent. Infographics and posters on SDGs and child rights were also displayed. Child-friendly versions of the Convention and brochures on violence against children were distributed during the day. Discussions were held with older children about child rights. Special gifts were awarded to those who completed the child rights’ quizzes.  

Special guests to visit the child rights’ tent included President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili and Vice-Prime-Minister, Maia Tskitishvili.

Gils on SDG
UNICEF/GEO-2019/Blagonravova

Many children and their parents, as well as Ambassadors, representatives of governmental and business organizations, local farmers and residents of Ambrolauri, visited the tent and learnt about child rights and the 30th anniversary.

Celebrations related to the anniversary will last throughout the year and will include: the launch of one-minute videos on the theme of child rights, activation of the World’s Largest Lesson in schools, a youth digital hackathon and other activities.