Get involved in World Children’s Day – 20 November

This is a day for children, by children, all over the world to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

It’s a #KidsTakeOver.

It’s going to be a fun day, with a serious message, when kids ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to shine a light on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation.

Take action

Children watch a drone test, Malawi

See #KidsTakeOver

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It’s a day for children, by children. See #KidsTakeOver around the world.

A student writes on a chalkboard, Somalia

#KidsTakeOverSchools

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This World Children’s Day, kids are going to rule the school.

We are encouraging kids to ‘take over’ classes and assemblies to raise their voices, help save children's lives and fight for their rights to help them reach their full potential. There are lots of ways for children to get involved.

• Take part in a fun group fitness exercise, linked to the official World Children’s Day music video

• Be creative! Put together a story, picture or film clip filled with ideas of how to make the world better for children

• Design a World Children’s Day emoji

• Lead a fundraiser at school – breakfast, bake sale, sponsored no-uniform day, talent show


Just for kids: Download our School pack for kids


Just for teachers: Download the lesson plan How to make every day World’s Children Day


For every child: Download a child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


On 20 November, be sure to look for other takeovers on social media when you share yours using the hashtags #WorldChildrensDay and #KidsTakeOverSchools.

Girls stretch at an assembly at a learning centre for Rohingya refugee children, Bangladesh

 

Take part in #WorkoutForWater

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On Saturday 18 November, join thousands of people in gyms in over 100 countries in a massive global fitness effort to bring clean, safe water to children. Actors and philanthropists Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman are supporting the fundraising efforts for World Children’s Day through #WorkoutFor Water.

 

One water pump costs just US$414, and just one pump can bring clean, safe drinking water to an entire community. Every drop and every dollar counts.

World Children’s Day Workout for Water

School friends sit on a bench, Viet Nam

 

Be a part of it

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Have you seen the remake of P!NK’s song ‘What about us’ by Kids United and PS22? Want a chance to be a part of a global version? Here’s how. Check out the video below. Film yourself doing your signature #WorldChildrensDay move, and share it using the #WorldChildrensDay hashtag. If you’re selected, your moves will be part of the ‘world version’ of this video to be released in December. You’ve got this. Good luck!

‘What about us’ instruction video

Follow us

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There are so many not-to-be missed surprises in store on 20 November.

We will be LIVE on Facebook with some of our celebrity friends and sports legends in locations around the world. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing.

Businesses can also take part! Download the World Children's Day corporate pack

A family play near a beach, Belize

 

Support us

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Far too many children are still dying from preventable causes. UNICEF works relentlessly to save children’s lives, defend their rights and help them fulfil their potential. And we never give up.

Individuals like you have it within your power to make a difference.

Please download guidance to help you facilitate responsible takeovers.