What is World Children’s Day? and 5 Ways You Can Get Involved! 

What is World Children’s Day? and 5 Ways You Can Get Involved!

What is World Children’s Day?

World Children’s Day takes place every year on the 20th of November.  It’s all about supporting children’s rights and helping children everywhere claim them. The day was initially established by the UN General Assembly in 1989- when the Deceleration of the Rights of the Child was signed.  Today, World Children’s Day is a day for children, by children. It’s a celebration of children’s rights and the signing of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child on the same day (November 20th, 1989)- 30 years later. The day is designed to put a spotlight on key issues affecting children- from ending childhood abuse and violence and their protection to ensuring children’s rights to an education, to play, to health care and to have a voice are met.

All children have the same rights, no matter where they live or who they are, no matter their race, no matter their gender or any other status. A child is a child.

5 Ways to Get Involved and Support Children This November 20th!

#GoBlue Show Support With Survival Gifts

Going blue for world children’s day has never been easier. You can show your support by going blue now, visit our shop and choose one of our #GoBlue survival gifts.

This year we have limited edition go blue gifts, share the gift of hope with the world’s most vulnerable children.

As part of our #GoBlue campaign you will also receive a personalised certificate to celebrate your commitment to children everywhere.

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Enjoy Watching Millie Brown and Liam Neeson’s Hilarious World Children’s Day Video


Check Out Events Happening for World Children’s Day This Year

UNICEF everywhere takes part in World Children’s Day to see effectively the claiming of child rights globally. Every year, businesses, governments, sport teams, and media opening their doors and having #KidsTakeover their offices.

Here in Ireland, we have one of the biggest government takeover initiatives in the world! In the last three years, the winner of an online competition has the opportunity to #takeover the Taoiseach’s office for a whole day! To learn more about the Taoiseach Takeover, past participants, and how you can get involved please click here.

There are lots of ways to celebrate World Children’s Day on November 20th. For example, you can schedule your own #KidsTakeover! If you’re a teacher, CEO, coach, or politician- you can involve children in your life and give them the insight of what it’s like to be a decision maker. To schedule your own day, follow the information here; www.childrensday.ie.

There are plenty events, debates, and talks around Ireland in celebration of World Children’s Day.  Let us know what you’re doing in your community to ensure children’s rights are met. Connect with us at info@unicef.ie!

To find out more events taking place go here: https://www.childrensday.ie/events/

Come Up With Your Creative Own Ideas To #GoBlue and Help Celebrate World Children’s Day

There are many ways to show your support, we welcome you to be creative. For example, you could start your own fundraiser for a children’s cause you feel passionate about. Simply log on to Facebook and follow the link below to share awareness, raise funds and help to promote children’s rights.

We are also running our Winter Syria Appeal if you would like to support our efforts to keep Syrian children safe and warm this winter. You can learn more here: https://www.unicef.ie/our_work/emergency/syria-winter-appeal/

or donate here: unicef.donations.ie/Syria

Set up a Facebook Fundraiser here:


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