World Children’s Day

20th of November 2020

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 31 years old in 2020, and it is the most ratified human rights treaty in history. It has helped to transform children’s lives around the world, yet so many children are still not getting the chance to fully enjoy a childhood they deserve.

 It is up to our generation to demand leaders, businesses and communities to fulfill their commitments. The CRC sets out the rights of children under the age of 18; these rights include the right to health, education, free recreational time, family life, protection from violence, equality and freedom of expression.

In May 2019, the Committee on the Rights of the Child examined the Maltese situation and voiced its concern on Malta’s trend to criminalize search and rescue operations for migrants, refugees and their children in the Mediterranean Sea.

Turn the world blue

Landmark buildings around the world will light up blue on the day to show support for child rights. Wear something blue, change your profile picture online and help raise awareness.

Further Reading:
Stories of children all over the world: https://www.unicef.org/stories

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