World Children’s Day 2019

For every child, every right.

World Children's Day 2019
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THANK YOU to each and every one of you who participated in World Children’s Day!

From Auckland to Amman, from Nairobi to New York, there were kids takeovers and famous landmarks turning blue in support of child rights and marking 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Throughout the day, children and young people spoke out and called on leaders to fulfill their commitments to fully realize children’s rights. And we’re not stopping until every child has every right.

Check out some of the highlights | Learn about child rights | Take action.

#WorldChildrensDay around the world

Kids are speaking up. Kids are demanding their rights.

Why it's important

Over the past 30 years, children’s lives have been transformed…

More than 50% reduction in deaths of children under 5 since 1990

More than 50%
reduction in deaths of children under 5 since 1989

Almost halved the proportion of undernourished children since 1990

Almost halved
the proportion of undernourished children since 1990

2.6 billion more people have cleaner drinking water today than in 1990

2.6 billion
more people have cleaner drinking water today than in 1990

...but urgent action is needed to make sure every child, has every right.

262 million children and youth are out of school

262 million
children and youth are out of school

650 million girls and women were married before their 18th birthday

650 million 
girls and women were married before their 18th birthday

1 in 4 children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040

1 in 4 children
will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040