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World Children's Day 2019

Data tal-Pubblikazzjoni: Nov 20, 2019
 
The 20th of November marks World Children’s Day and this year we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. On this day, we will be commemorating the many achievements made in ensuring that children have access to their rights but also keeping in mind the work that still needs to be done. With the collaboration of the Ministry of the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity, the Office has produced a booklet for children and parents to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Convention.

It is the responsibility of the Government, NGOs, organisations working with and for children as well as that of parents/carers, educators and all those that have an impact on children’s life, to ensure that all children have access to their rights. We should work together to ensure that all children know their rights and enjoy a happy childhood. It is also our responsibility to listen to children and involve them in all decisions taken in their regard. 

In order to celebrate this important day, the Office of the Commissioner for Children organised a number of activities in Valletta with the participation of children from St Margaret College namely Zabbar Primary B and Verdala Secondary school in Freedom Square.  

For the third consecutive year, the Office of the Commissioner for Children was instrumental in encouraging Schools and Local Councils to celebrate World Children’s Day. Initiatives being organised throughout the week include different activities promoting the rights of children.

The Office of the Commissioner is also distributing a number of age appropriate publications to all State, Church and Independent schools in Malta and Gozo to promote children’s rights and literacy. These include reading books, an activity book promoting road safety and a comic book promoting healthy eating.​