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World Children's Day, 20 November

by Simon Black on 2020-11-20T08:32:00+11:00 in Sustainability [ACCP], Indigenous Understanding [ACCP], Food & Nutrition, Wellbeing, Health & Fitness, Global Studies | Comments

World Children’s Day (also known as Universal Children’s Day or International Children’s Day) is celebrated on 20 November and is UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children. It’s a fun day with a serious message, with 20 November marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history, the Convention sets out the rights of children, such as the right to healthcare, education, clean water, protection from violence – and the right to have their say in decisions that affect them. UNICEF (2020).

Four principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Source: UNICEF. (2020). Four principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

What are child rights and why are they important?:

Source: UNICEF India. (Producer). (2019). #WorldChildrensDay: What are child rights and why are they important? [Online video].

Children and the Sustainable Development Goals:


Inspirational children's books in the Kerferd Library:
Cover ArtGreta's story : the schoolgirl who went on strike to save the planet : an unofficial biography by Valentina Camerini
  • Kerferd Library catalogue
Call Number: 361. 2092 CAM
ISBN: 9781760642198
Publication Date: 2019

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