Each year on November 20th, the world commemorates World Children’s Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the rights, well-being, and aspirations of children across the globe. This year’s theme, “For Every Child, Every Right,” emphasizes the need for a steadfast commitment to ensuring that every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential.
World Children’s Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a groundbreaking document that outlines the fundamental rights of every child. The CRC, ratified by 196 countries, establishes that children have the right to education, healthcare, protection from violence and exploitation, and the freedom to express their views.
While significant progress has been made in upholding children’s rights, numerous challenges remain that hinder children’s full realization of their potential. Millions of children around the world continue to face poverty, malnutrition, lack of access to education and healthcare, and exposure to violence and conflict.
On this World Children’s Day, Lostisland calls for a collective movement to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment.