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Universal Children's Day

Every Child Matters, Everywhere in the World

"All children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse" - UNCRC 1989.

20 November is Universal Children's Day. Below are some resources teachers can use and videos they can show their students to celebrate and create awareness of this day.

Poster on the Rights of the Child in Child-friendly language

UNICEF has produced a poster with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: In Child Friendly Language. The poster can be accessed here

Child's Eye View video

The British Council has asked 162 children in 8 different countries to the question "What do children need to grow and be happy?"

Answers range from chocolate to peace on earth, having a computer to the end of child labour. Watch their answers and drawings by clicking below.

Watch the British Council video

P!nk's What about us? For World Children's Day

UNICEF has produced a video made for children, by children to inspire action on World Children's Day. Using P!nk's popular track "What about us" children show us their world.

Click below to watch the video.

Watch the UNICEF video

Understanding Child Protection free online course

Following the lecture on the British Council's Child Protection policy at our British Council Cyprus conference on 9 November, you can take the free online course from our Teaching English website.

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the topic of child protection in schools. You'll gain an overall understanding of the topic, consider some issues which can arise for the teacher and the learners, and gain some practical tips for best practice in the classroom.

Take the online free course on Child Protection

UNICEF's World's Largest Lesson

'World’s Largest Lesson' introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.

We present two lesson plans related to the Universal Children's Day.

Take a look at UNICEF's World's Largest Lesson

Contact us:

+357 22585000

British Council Website

Nicosia Office

British Council (Cyprus)
1-3 Aristotelous street
1011, Nicosia
PO Box 21175, CY-1503
Nicosia, Cyprus

T: +357 22585000

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Nicosia North Office

7, Şht. Üsteğmen Ünal Genç Sokak
Marmara Bölgesi
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T: +90 392 2274938

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