To mark the significance of this day, a group of 40 Nord Anglia Education students will join over 100 students from local area schools in New York City to take over the UN at their headquarters. Executive Director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake, and UN Secretary General, António Guterres, along with inspirational young activists and celebrities will also join students to celebrate the anniversary and encourage change.
Students will hear the personal stories of refugees, child soldiers, victims of child marriage and children living in disaster zones. Actors Dafne Keen, Isabela Moner, and Jaden Michael along with singers and songwriters Chloe X Halle will also join students in lending their voices to the most vulnerable children.
“This World Children’s Day we want children to have fun, with a purpose,” said Najwa Mekki, Head of UNICEF Media, “It’s a day of action for children, by children. We want them to campaign in their schools and communities to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential.”