Call for Events – We need YOU this World Children’s Day!

World Children’s Day takes place on the 20th of November 2019. This is a day to celebrate childhood and the rights of all children. The theme for this years’ celebration is ‘Being Your Best Self’.

We appreciate how much you and your ABC contribute to the local community and if you like to get involved in World Children’s Day:

  • You might like to organise and hold a party or event on the days leading up to, and including, World Children’s Day.
  • These events can be small or big, and can take any format you like.
  • The important part is that we mark this special day and show our support.
  • Encourage your partners, colleagues and others to get involved.
  • When you have an event organised, please register it at www.childrensday.ie where you will also see a calendar of events being organised by many other supporting organisations.
  • If your event is for staff or clients only, we still ask that you register it, and mark it as ‘private’.

Go Blue for World Children’s Day!

We encourage everyone to make the 20th of November extra special by “Going Blue” to show your support for children around the world.

This might be wearing something blue, or decorating your room or office blue, and sharing pictures across social media with the hashtag #WorldChildrensDay. The world will be going blue on the 20th of November!

Why the 20th of November?

November 20th 1959 is 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. This is a day that is all about the importance of children and how they have special rights and freedoms that help them to grow into happy, healthy adults.

There was so much momentum built last year, and thankfully there is so much to celebrate again this year on the 30th year of the convention of the rights of the child. The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is running the Child Talks event again after such a massive success last year.  In 2018 over 20,000 people watched the event live on Facebook with approximately 50,000 watching on RTE. Here is a link to last years’ highlights videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YOBtiTMrIw

Updates on events can also be seen on the Children’s Day Facebook page, and social media: #World Childrens Day    #ChildTalks2019

If you would like to share information or photographs of your event please send them to: senior communications officer Ronan McDonnell ronan.mcdonnell@tusla.ie

If you require any further information please contact me on Michelle Sheehan michelle.sheehan1@tusla.ie