Thanks to Poland’s application, which was submitted at the end of the 1970s, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted. Exactly 34 years ago (in 1989), thanks to the convention, the International Day of the Rights of the Child was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UN).
In schools, children have taken over
On the occasion of the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, many educational institutions in Wrocław organized competitions, games and performances today. Some even symbolically transferred power over the school to their children. Read about the details below.
What about the stadium?
Tarczyński Arena was lit up in blue at exactly 6 p.m. on the occasion of International Children’s Rights Day, one of the most important days for UNICEF. The organization’s characteristic blue color is used to illuminate buildings around the world on this day.
In our city it is the Tarczyński Arena Stadium. But the Spodek in Katowice, the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw and the Neptune sculpture in Gdańsk also became blue. Buildings around the world are turning blue today, including the Empire State Building in New York, the Sydney Opera House and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a joyful day, but with a serious message. International Children’s Rights Day is also an opportunity to draw society’s attention to the difficult situation of children in various parts of the world whose rights are drastically violated or not respected. Unfortunately, not every child can fully enjoy a safe and healthy childhood.-
UNICEF estimates that every fourth child in the world lives in areas of armed conflict or natural disasters. Only recently, children have been suffering because of the war in Ukraine, Gaza and Yemen, they have been affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and floods in Afghanistan.
In its activities, UNICEF is guided by the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and fights to ensure that children’s issues always come first in the actions taken by global decision-makers, as well as national and local authorities. The obligation to respect the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child lies not only with politicians, but with each of us.
Source: press materials