World Children’s Day
For every child, every right
World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Children’s rights are human rights. But in too many places today, children’s rights are under attack.
On World Children’s Day we make space for children and young people to raise their voices on the issues that matter to them. By prioritizing children's rights and participation, we can help to build a better future for all.
#ForEveryChild, Every Right!
For every child, peace
Every child, everywhere, has a right to live in a peaceful world.
For every child, a livable planet
Children have a right to a safe and livable planet.
For every child, a voice
Children must be listened to and included in all decisions that affect them.
#WorldChildrensDay around the world
In 2023, World Children's Day was an opportunity to recognize children as rights holders, to acknowledge the progress that has been made for and with children, and to demand action to protect and fulfill the rights of every child.
Learn more about child rights
Hear from UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, “Children live in a world that is increasingly hostile to their rights.”
Read the child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Explore resources for parents and teachers on child rights.
Watch “We All Have Rights” a video explaining child rights to children aged 3 to 6. Follow Viz, Leepa and their pet Zooko on their treasure hunt for child rights.