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Universal Children's Day to be celebrated in Pembrokeshire

Universal Children's Day is celebrated on 20th November each year to promote international togetherness, raising awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

To celebrate this year’s Universal Children’s Day, the Children & Young People’s Rights Office have consulted with their youth forums and planned a series of activities to help raise awareness of children’s rights and climate change.

To help celebrate the day, they are:

·           lighting up County Hall in blue to show support for child rights (join in by wearing something blue to changing your profile picture online - you too can help turn the world blue).

 

·           holding a climate themed poster competition open to ages 5-18 years

 

·           launching a Social Media campaign – follow https://www.facebook.com/PembsCYPRO/ @PembsCYPRO

 

Why is this so important to them?

Because they have the right to participate in the conversations that are shaping their future. They are passionate about Children’s Rights and tackling climate change because this puts children’s most basic rights at risk, seriously affecting their access to health, food, water, clean air, education and protection.

Steven Richards-Downes, Director for Education, said, “Children’s Rights under the United Nations Convention give all children and young people the opportunity to have their say, be heard, and be part of the decision making that affects their lives now and in the future.

“We need to take more opportunities to allow children and young people to be in involved in developing their rights and role in decision-making locally.”

County Hall is also being lit in blue to mark World Diabetes Day.

This year World Diabetes Day celebrates the 100th anniversary since the discovery of insulin and will help spread the message about diabetes and raising awareness of the condition.

 

·           For more information about the work of the Children & Young People’s Rights contact: sue.moses@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

 


ID: 8352, revised 19/11/2021