World Children's Day 2020 focusing on impact of climate change, COVID-19 on our young ones
UNICEF Vietnam celebrated World Children's Day on 20 November in Hanoi with an event organized in collaboration with national television VTV. About 80 school children and celebrities to the event to raise awareness on this year's theme: ‘Reimagine a greener and cleaner Vietnam for every child’.
World Children's Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20. In 1989, the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on this date.
Since 1990, World Children's Day marks the anniversary of the date when the UN General Assembly adopted a Declaration and Convention on children's rights.
World Children’s Day 2020
World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis in the world. The UN in a statement said that the “costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.”
“It’s time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to create. On 20 November, kids will reimagine a better world,” it added.
The UN also urged countries to ensure that students can continue to learn during the pandemic.
“Hundreds of millions of students are currently affected by school closures due to #COVID19. On Friday's #WorldChildrensDay, @UNICEF is urging countries to ensure all children can continue to learn,” the UN said on social media.
Today, at the World Children's Day celebration, November 20, 2020, UNICEF Vietnam showed a very interesting animation movie: "Super Artist".
The movie is adapted from the character and story created by Nguyen Tran Pha Le, the winner of the comic contest "Save the Earth - Children create superhero to fight against natural disasters and climate change", organized by UNICEF Viet Nam, Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority and the National Young Pioneer Council in 2019.”
Pha Le created Super Artist who has superpower to fix the environment with a simple paintbrush stroke. Super Artist uses superpower to create more trees, animals, kindness, defeat the evil forces and create more environmental activists who go around the world to help solving environmental problems and making the earth a beautiful place. Super Artist has turned a grey and polluted world into a bright and colorful world.
Please see the full version of the Super Artist movie here: https://youtu.be/-ZJIYKwg2qE