World Children’s Day
Together we can reimagine a greener and more sustainable world without discrimination. A better world for every child.
World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children.
This year, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis. The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.
It’s time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to create.
On 20 November, kids and young people have reimagined a better world.
What can you do?
Young people are the initiators of change and their voices must be heard, and adults should listen to them and support them.
Listen to Jovana Vasic, a member of UNICEF’s Youth Board, who has a strong message for young people:
Listen to Mahti from Iran who, after a long trip to Serbia, has an important message for all of us:
We celebrated World Children's Day together.
During the online conference, the National Volunteer Platform volonterinamrezi.rs was presented. The platform will enable an easier connections between volunteers and organizers.
What needs to happen
UNICEF and partners are calling on governments to adopt a Six-Point Plan to Protect our Children
Ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide.
Guarantee access to health and nutrition services and make vaccines affordable and available to every child.
Support and protect the mental health of children and young people and bring an end to abuse, gender-based violence, and neglect in childhood.
Increase access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene and address environmental degradation and climate change.
Reverse the rise in child poverty and ensure an inclusive recovery for all.
Redouble efforts to protect and support children and their families living through conflict, disaster and displacement.