Luxembourg lights up in blue for World Children’s Day
For UNICEF’s #GoBlue campaign, as part of World Children’s Day on November 20th, buildings, public spaces and monuments will be illuminated in blue, in order to raise public awareness of the challenges and most pressing issues facing children around the world.
« Like previous editions, World Children’s Day is a fun day with a serious message. On this day children take control to highlight their concerns and to celebrate their rights. »Sandra Visscher, Executive director UNICEF Luxembourg
Among the hundreds of iconic places and monuments around the world that were illuminated in blue for World Children’s Day in 2019 were, among others, the Acropolis of Athens, the historic site of Petra, the bridges over the Bosphorus, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the buildings of private companies such as SES, as well as the town halls of twenty-one municipalities in Luxembourg.
Below you’ll find the current list of participants who will light up public places, monuments and buildings in blue, either on November 20th, or throughout the week from November 16th to 22nd:
World Children’s Day
Every year on November 20th, to mark the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNICEF raises awareness around the most pressing issues facing children and invites children to actively participate. World Children’s Day shines a spotlight on Article 12 of the CRC, which guarantees every child has the right to be heard, to participate, and to play a role in the civic life of their society.
The Convention on the rights of the Child
In 1989, world leaders united around a common cause and adopted the CRC, an international agreement on childhood, that helped transform children’s lives. More than thirty years on, child rights have not changed, hey have no expiry date. But childhood has changed. Continuous, concrete action is needed to protect and promote the rights of every child, now, and for future generations.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.
This implies a great responsibility and an enormous logistical effort. Our work is only possible thanks to a global network of partners and our teams around the world.
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