It’s UN World Children’s Day Today

How would you change the world?

This United Nations World Children’s Day, we’re asking every child to tell the world how they’d change the world. Whatever issue you’re passionate about, from equality to the environment to education, World Children’s Day is the time to have your say on how you’d change the world for the better.

World Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 20th November, is to raise awareness of and support children’s welfare across the globe.

This year is extra special as it marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around the world.

Today, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services joins the rest of the world in celebrating Universal Children’s Day, under the theme, “For every child, every right”.  This day is set aside annually to promote child welfare, celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst children. We join in celebrating milestones made for children and to bring awareness to the challenges they continue to face.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted thirty (30) years ago and has been the most widely sanctioned human rights treaty in history; it has contributed significantly to the manner in which children are treated around the world. In the Turks and Caicos Islands children are recognized as our society’s most vulnerable resource and as such, it is imperative that they be given equal opportunity to reach their full potential; we must unite and ensure that they are given a voice and their rights valued. As our country moves forward in its continuous fight for the rights of children, we must remember that every child deserves an adult who will love and care for them.

Today, we reflect on what we have done and are doing to safeguard, educate, foster and empower our children so that they may go on to lead productive and successful lives. We encourage our children to take advantage of all the opportunities available through our Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library programs. To our children: we are committed to ensuring that you are well equipped and have the best chances of becoming patriotic citizens of our Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Islands.  

So, to all the children of the Turks & Caicos Islands, I wish you a “Happy Universal Children’s Day 2019!”



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