Children help celebrate UNCRC anniversary
Wednesday 20 November is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. NGOs have planned celebrations to mark this important milestone all over the world.
Here in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join with 80 pre-school children in a special event at Parliament on Wednesday that has been jointly organised by Save the Children, Barnardos, OMEP and the Children’s Rights Alliance. The event aims to raise awareness of the anniversary of the Convention, International Children’s Day and children’s right to play. The children will play games, have a story read to them by the PM, play in the new playground in Parliament grounds commissioned by the Speaker, and have a small celebratory lunch. Check out our Facebook page for photos on Wednesday.