World Children's Day 2020
Celebrating Children in West and Central Africa
This year, World Children’s Day is taking place during one of the most challenging moments in recent times. Over the past months due to the direct or indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children have lost access to basic healthcare, nutrition, education and protection. Many families have been experiencing – and continue to face – increased hardship.
But children and young people are an inestimable and endless source of resilience and imagination. They are ready to reimagine a better world, the world they want. As we celebrate the World Children’s Day in West and Central Africa, children and young people from countries in the region are sharing their hopes and solutions on issues like peace, education, health, climate action – and more.
“This World Children’s Day, we are asking governments, partners and the private sector to listen to children and prioritize their needs. As we all reimagine the future and look ahead toward a post-pandemic world, children must come first.”
On World Children's Day 2020, UNICEF is partnering with young people around the globe to advance children's rights.
Find out more here.