Organizers

UNICEF, UNICEF Namibia

Sustainable Development Goals

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Contact Information

jmatjila@unicef.org

20 November 2020 | 9:00am - 11:30am
World Children’s Day Commemoration

World Children’s Day (WCD) is commemorated globally on 20 November each year and marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is global day of action by children, for children. This year, WCD is taking place during one of the most unique and challenging moments in the world and in Namibia. The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the deep inequalities in our societies, millions of children are missing out on basic healthcare, cut off from education, and left without protection.

Location

Goba Lodge, Gobabis, Omaheke Region

UN Namibia
Goba Lodge
Gobabisn
Namibia

20 November 2020 | 9:00am - 11:30am

About the event

World Children’s Day will be celebrated under the theme “Kids Take Over” as part of the global “Reimagine” campaign which calls on partners, governments, and all UNICEF supporters to build a better post-pandemic world. The programme for the day will be directed by children and young people, which includes at-risk, out of school and street-connected children in Gobabis. The aim is to engage children and young people to speak out on issues that matter to them, to reclaim their voices and demand to be counted as they reimagine a future of hope with opportunities. The highlight of the programme will be the creative arts and crafts that the children and young people will be showcasing to share their vision of the world they want to build after COVID-19.

Background documents

Media Advisory

Speakers

Author
Mr. Sen Pang
UN Resident Coordinator
RCO
Mr. Sen Pang
Author
Rachel Odede
Representative, UNICEF
UNICEF
Ms. Rachel Odede
Author
Mr. Sen Pang
UN Resident Coordinator
RCO
Mr. Sen Pang