In 1954, the United Nations declared November 20 as World Children’s Day, not only to celebrate children, but also creating a call to action for adults and children alike. In 2023, the UN declares, “From climate change, education and mental health, to ending racism and discrimination, children and young people are raising their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and calling for adults to create a better future. This World Children’s Day, it’s more important than ever that the world listens to their ideas and demands. On 20 November, kids are speaking out and reimagining a better future. What will you do?”
Explore the many options and ideas offered by UNICEF, then share your own ideas and commitments in the comments.
One possibility is to offer a screening of the Voices of Children documentary and hold a discussion. The film and related resources are available from the World Forum Foundation at worldforumfoundation.org/voc. The film is closed captioned in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Delivered five days a week containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.
ExchangeEveryDay is the official electronic newsletter for Exchange Press. It is delivered five days a week containing news stories, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.
Oh, Ellen, yes. There are so many ways we are failing our children - and as Valeri Kaur says, no matter who 'we' are, we all must learn to say 'their children are our children' and act accordingly.
It is so hard to even think of any celebration when innocent babies and children are being held hostage by brutal terrorists. Many people of all backgrounds and religions including Palestinians have made strong statements against the brutality of the terrorists. Until the hostages are free, I cannot think of celebrating. And so sadly, most of the early childhood community has been silent on this issue.