Discover what’s happening this World Children’s Day – UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children.
This year is extra special as it marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around the world.
A time to celebrate and a time to demand action. Kids are taking a stand around the world to say: it is time for every child, to have every right.
#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 1989
the proportion of undernourished children since 1990
more people have cleaner drinking water today than in 1990
...but urgent action is needed to make sure every child, has every right.
children and youth are out of school
girls and women were married before their 18th birthday
1 in 4 children
will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040