World Children's Day 2023
How we commemorated World Children's Day in Malaysia
World Children’s Day is a global day of action for children by children. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 that outlines the fundamental rights of every child. The annual celebration on 20th November highlights critical issues affecting children’s lives and supports the engagement of children and young people as advocates for their own rights.
Through World Children's Day 2023, UNICEF raised awareness of the critical need to uphold every right, for every child and the transformative power of children and young people’s participation in creating a better world for all.
Together with partners, children, and young people, UNICEF hosted multiple activities and events to commemorate World Children’s Day in Malaysia.
Picture My Rights: A Shot at Life
Picture My Rights invited young people to express their views about children’s rights and issues that matter to them through the medium of a photo. Congratulations to grand prize winners Airiena Batrisyia Binti Anuar Kamal (16) and Afiq Bin Sharkawi (16) for the 13-17 age category and Irfan Bin Sharkawi (18) and Tanzina Khan (23) for the 18-24 age category! Their photos reflect children's right to be heard, to freedom, to a family, and to rest, play and friendships.
Photos by the finalists can be viewed on the #AShotatLife virtual exhibition gallery.
Kick for Inclusion
JDT FC and UNICEF join forces to advocate for an inclusive world for all children. Through Yayasan JDT, 70 children with and without disabilities aged seven to 17 participated in a football clinic together. The Kick for Inclusi⚽n #KidsTakeOver football clinic coaching was conducted by trained JDT Academy youth with the aim to engage ALL children in sport, and to demonstrate the spirit of #KidsTakeOver and #KidsHelpingKids.
Young Leaders' Showcase
Themed 'Embracing the Future', UNICEF Young Leaders showcased the social projects they have been working on for the past year, and to engage youth and stakeholders in conversation on the topics of interest to them.
Learn more about the UNICEF Young Leaders' Programme here.