Universal Children’s Day 20 November 2018

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

2017: It’s a #KidsTakeOver

We The People #ACT4SDGS

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the SDGs on 25th September 2017, we are calling for actions across the world to tell people about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The launch of the SDGs on 25th September 2015 was a ground-breaking plan signed by 193 world leaders at the United Nations. Seventeen Goals to build a better world for everyone by 2030. Two years the people raise their voices and tell the world how we are doing.
“We The People Taking Action for the SDGs – #Act4SDGs” is a joint campaign convened by The UN SDG Action Campaign, the World We Want 2030, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and Action for Sustainable Development. It calls for organizations and citizens to act on the SDGs on 25th September – a Global Day of Action.
Events in marginalised communities and with politicians in capitals are combined with photo stunts, making their demands and voices heard regarding inequality, poverty and other concerns of the people.
#Act4SDGs Voices is a video series of youth, women, older people, indigenous people, people with disabilities, Dalits and others. It aims to provide an insight into different perspectives and a window into the situation of communities.
As part of the Global Day of Action, the #Act4SDGs social media campaign amplified through Thunderclapencourages citizens to take action for the SDGs, and to tell leaders how we are doing through the global MY World 2030 survey.

The MY World 2030 survey answers will help feed into the UN’s and governments’ monitoring of progress on these Goals, raising awareness of important issues and giving a ‘people’s perspective’ from the ground, in real-time.More information about MY World 2030 is available here:
We believe every action counts to turn promises into reality and to advance the Sustainable Development Agenda, for the benefit of all.
Find out below how you can take action for Sustainable Development and make a difference.