UNICEF invites students and teachers in Romania to take part in the World's Biggest Lesson

The invitation is made on the occasion of the World Children’s Day celebrated on 20 November

15 November 2023
Children in school drawing hearts on the blackboard
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Bucharest, 15 November 2023. UNICEF Romania is inviting teachers and students in Romania to participate in The World's Largest Lesson, a project that promotes the use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all.

The lesson plan that UNICEF is proposing to students and teachers deals with climate change and pollution, specifically water pollution, which are topics of great interest to children and adolescents. According to a recent survey conducted on the U-Report platform, 73% of Romanian respondents, children and young people, said they are concerned about climate change, with 85% saying they are currently affected by climate change.

Teachers can register by accessing www.qie.ro/drepturilecopilului to download the teaching materials. After the lesson, teachers can return to the qie.ro platform to download an electronic certificate of participation. The lesson duration is approximately 60 minutes, is intended for children aged 8 to 14 and can be used both in schools and out-of-school settings.

"It gives me great pleasure to extend again this year a warm invitation to teachers and students in Romania to participate in the excellent World's Largest Lesson project. For children, it is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and children's rights as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, whose adoption we celebrate on 20 November. The theme of the lesson is of great interest to young people, who have the right to live and thrive in a clean and safe environment," said Anna Riatti, UNICEF Representative in Romania.

Every year on 20 November, to mark the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF celebrates International Children's Rights Day globally. It is a day of action for children, by children. In 2023 we celebrate 34 years since the adoption of the Convention, the most ratified human rights treaty in history.

Find out more here about International Children's Rights Day

Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals.

Click here to access the children's version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Media contacts

Cătălin Pruteanu
Media Officer
UNICEF Romania
Tel: +40 726 107 799

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