The Cotroceni Palace and the Victoria Palace will be illuminated in blue on November 20, the World Children's Day

The headquarters of the Presidential Administration and the headquarters of the Government join this year dozens of other emblematic buildings from around the world that will be colored in blue on this occasion

20 November 2020

Bucharest, November 20, 2020. The Cotroceni Palace and the Victoria Palace will be illuminated in blue on Friday, November 20, when the whole world celebrates, at the initiative of UNICEF, the World Children's Day, a day marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF is celebrating World Children's Day on November 20 globally. It is a day of action for children, supported by children, a fun day, but with a serious message. This year, on the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a crisis in children's rights. The consequences of the pandemic are immediate and, if left unresolved, could affect the future of millions of children.

From Auckland to Amman, from New York to Nairobi, children "take over" and color the world blue, in support of children's rights, and iconic buildings and monuments around the globe - the European Parliament in Brussels, Shanghai Tower in China, Pantheon in France, Acropolis in Athens, Peace Palace in The Hague, Rashtrapati Bhavan - Presidential Residence in India, Petra in Jordan, Frida Kahlo House in Mexico, Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch (New Zealand), Panama Canal, Monument to the African Renaissance in Senegal and the bridges over the Bosphorus in Turkey - turn blue.

Along with Cotroceni Palace and Victoria Palace, on November 20, 2020, Bran Castle will also be illuminated in blue in Romania.

On November 20, worldwide, but also in Romania, children will "take over" roles with high visibility in the media, politics, business, sports and entertainment, usually owned by adults, to draw attention to the issues that matter to them . Also, in the context of the World Children's Day, UNICEF invites teachers and students in Romania to join the global initiative "World Largest Lesson". Until November 29, using materials provided by UNICEF, teachers and educator will hold an course on education about the actions we can take against climate change.

More details on how UNICEF Romania celebrates World Children's Day are available here.

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