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The story of the international child day

UNICEF and its partners have developed a variety of activities and challenges to celebrate the Day of the Child. These activities are designed to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to focus on the importance of protecting and promoting the rights of children. 

Examples of activities include art competitions, writing contests, educational games, and public awareness campaigns.

In addition to these activities, UNICEF also encourages people to take part in advocacy initiatives to help spread awareness about the importance of protecting and promoting the rights of children. This includes writing letters to local and national governments, organizing rallies and protests, and engaging in social media campaigns. By taking part in these activities, people can help ensure that the rights of children are respected and protected.

The purpose

The celebration of the Day of the Child is intended to help create a more inclusive and equitable world for children by raising awareness of their rights and the issues they face. By taking part in activities and challenges that celebrate the Day of the Child, children are encouraged to learn more about their rights and to become active agents in promoting a better world for all children.

In addition to learning about their rights, children can also benefit from the Day of the Child by engaging in activities that promote self-expression and creativity. Through art, music, and other forms of creative expression, children can explore their own unique identities and develop a sense of self-confidence and self-worth. By celebrating the Day of the Child, children can also learn to appreciate the diversity of cultures and backgrounds that exist in the world and to recognize the importance of respecting and valuing the rights of all children.

The celebration of the Day of the Child is also intended to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, Goal 4 – “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”; Goal 5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”; and Goal 16 – “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”.

Our Duty

The Day of the Child is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and supporting children’s rights. It is also a chance to celebrate the progress that has been made in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and to recognize the work that still needs to be done to ensure that all children have access to quality education, gender equality, and justice.