Let’s celebrate children’s rights
November 20th is World Children’s Day. It is UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children.
On that day, children take on the role of adults from various professional fields, such as the media, politics or sports to have their voices heard.
Turn off the lights
Over the years, more than 100 buildings, public spaces and monuments have been lit up in blue. Due to the energy crisis, we want to take a different approach this year.
Shine a light online
Instead, we invite everyone to make a statement online. Activate a special pop-up message on your website or turn your online presence, including your social media channels blue.
Blue shirt, trousers, shoes, or even blue hair. Anything goes to show solidarity with children’s rights. Share your best pics online by tagging UNICEF Luxembourg.
> Social media toolkit (available mid-October)
A La Ola wave for children’s rights
Celebrate children’s rights online by taking part in the biggest La Ola in Luxembourg. Film yourself (portrait mode) alone or with classmates, friends, colleagues or family (from left to right), and share it online. Don’t forget to tag UNICEF Luxembourg and to use the hashtag #uniceflaola.
All videos posted before November 18th will be combined into a final video to be published on World Children’s Day.
Make children’s voices heard
- Takeover: Let children take charge. In the real world or online.
- Wear blue: Blue shirt, trousers, shoes, or even blue hair. Anything goes.
- Human chain: Form a human chain to show solidarity with children’s rights
- Wish Tree: Create a tree that you can hang your wishes on
- Get creative: Draw, paint or create a collage on children’s rights
And finally, share your best photos online or share them with us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teach children’s rights
World Children’s Day represents a great opportunity for teachers, educators, and parents to educate children about their rights. We offer a wide range of teaching resources for different age groups.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated the rights of the child on World Children’s Day by participating in our La Ola challenge. With your help, we crated the longest virtual La Ola wave in Luxembourg.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU ,THANK YOU! #uniceflaola
Journal RTL Lëtzebuerg
RTL Lëtzebuerg aired a report on the importance of World Children’s Day and the many problems children face around the world, despite the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Social Media Takeover
Our Youth Ambassadors took over our Facebook & Instagram accounts during World Children’s Day. We wanted to give them a voice and let them talk about topics they care about. #takeover
B Medical Systems Takeover
B Medical systems welcomed children at their headquarters where various activities such as #GoBlue, #KidsTakeOver and #UNICEFLaOla were conducted. Also, their offices in India organised awareness sessions for promoting STEM education and children’s rights by engaging with local schoolchildren.
RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg
On RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg, children’s messages were heard throughout World Children’s Day.
RTL Lëtzebuerg online
Joy, Véronique and Hannah wrote articles for the RTL Lëtzebuerg website. They chose to talk about their personal experiences and about topics that worry them, like climate change. They also wanted to raise awareness about children’s rights.
Video animation « Mir all hu Rechter »
The video animation “Mir All hu Rechter!” raises awareness among children aged 3 to 6 about their rights. Together with Liz and Leepa, children discover the rights of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (through stories, animations and songs). The Luxembourg version was produced with the help of Jang Linster.
Maison Relais « Bei de Steekauzen »
The municipality of Weiler-la-Tour has recorded a wonderful video in collaboration with the Maison Relais “Bei de Steekauzen”. They give young people a voice! Many thanks to all the participants.
RTL Radio Today – Sam Steen Show
Paul Heber (Chief Communication at UNICEF Luxembourg) joined Sam and his team on the Sam Steen Show on RTL Today.
Three of our Youth Ambassadors, Lilou (15), Hannah (17) and Georg (17), were invited by Eldoradio to talk about their work with UNICEF.
Actors of justice for one day!
Judiciairy City Luxembourg
“YOUstice” is a justice awareness workshop for young people aged 15 and over. After attending a criminal court trial, the attendees have put themselves in the shoes of actors of justice through a role play. Theme of November 16th: a case of violation of the rights of the child.
They also had the opportunity to discuss with a state prosecutor, a judge and/or a lawyer and to reflect on the importance of justice in a state of law and children’s rights in general.
The workshop has been offered in collaboration with the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung and the Justice administration.
RTL Radio – Morningshow
Two of our Youth Ambassadors, Vanessa (18) and Philipp (17), were guests on the RTL Morningshow to talk about children’s rights and their work with UNICEF.
Contest Deng Zukunft – Deng Stëmm
Organized by UNICEF Luxembourg, under the patronage of the MENJE (Children’s Rights Department), this competition asks children and young people how they imagine the school of tomorrow and offers them the opportunity to express their visions, wishes and expectations for the future.
Children’s rights Pocketbook
The UNICEF Child Rights Pocketbook explains the 54 articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a child-friendly way. We offer two versions: one for children from 6 to 12 years old and one for young people from 12 years old.
On World Children’s Day, all donations will go to protect children and their families in Ukraine, where the war continues to have a devastating impact on their rights. Your donation could change a child’s life forever.
They celebrated with us
Aalt Stadhaus, Amii Watson, APECB, B Medical Systems, Babilou Family Luxembourg, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg – Bil, Banque Raiffeisen, BGL BNP Paribas, Bram City Concorde, Cactus, Car Car by Sam, CFL, Commune de Bertrange, Bettembourg, Clervaux, Dippach, Frisange, Helperknapp, Junglinster, Mamer, Mondorf-les-Bains, Niederanven, Pétange, Schengen, Weiler-la-Tour, Connexion, Crèches et foyers de jour Butzemillen, Dammenturnveräin Bouserdall, Deloitte Luxembourg, Ecole fondamentale Angelsbierg, Ecole fondamentale Gilsdorf, Ecole fondamentale Weiler-la-Tour, Ecole privée Sainte-Anne, Eldoradio, European School of Luxembourg I, FC Déifferdeng 03, FC Käerch, Fonds de Belval, Fund Channel, ING Luxembourg, IP Luxembourg, JAF Luxembourg, Janette Magazine, Lënster Lycée International School, Lifepartners Insurance & Solutions, Lycée classique de Diekirch, Lycée Ermesinde, Lycée technique du Centre, Maison Relais “Bei de Steekauzen”, Maison Relais “Reewiermecher” Alzéng, MOAST Creative Studio, Moniflo, Musée national d’histoire naturelle Luxembourg, Nouvelle école fondamentale Schouweiler, Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Luxembourg, Quintet Private Bank, RTL Group, Rudi Weber Reparaturen, Sportlycée Lëtzebuerg, Sub Aqua Readenge sur Attert – SARA, Tessy Antony de Nassau, Theaterveräin Bouser Spektakel, Trifolion Echternach, Veiner Schull, Vianden Castle, VIBBALL Echternach, Ville d’Ettelbruck, Ville de Grevenmacher, Ville de Luxembourg
Thank you for making this day so special!