[20th November] World Children's Day #GoBlue

[20th November] World Children’s Day #GoBlue

Today, 20th November is World Children’s Day!


Universal Children’s Day (World Children’s Day) was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/)


Recently, in sport, The UNHCR, IOC and Terre des hommes have published Sport for Protection Toolkit aiming to better understand the role that sport can play in the protection and well-being of refugee and internally displaced young people.

In the 4th International Symposium on International Development and Peace through Sport, we welcomed Dr. Marianne Meier from Terre des hommes which is one of the organisation which published the toolkit.

Dr. Marianne Meier talked about the impacts of mega sporting events on children illustrating examples from the ChildrenWin project implemented by Terre des Hommes (TDH) in her presentation at the symposium.


UNICEF takes the action #GoBlue that is the action posting your message on SNS with #GoBlue to build a world where every child is in school and learning, safe from harm and able to fulfill their potential. 


International Development through Sport and TIAS in University of Tsukuba attended to Sport’s Day with Blue uniforms to celebrate World Children’s Day.




What is your wish for futures of kids on World Children’s Day, tomorrow?

#GoBlue  #Worldchildrensday 



And Take your Action!

Would you like to participate to the International Symposium on International Development and Peace through Sport to think about Sport and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ?

Registration is available from Registration Form.

More information:The 6th International Symposium on International Development and Peace through Sport.


We look forward to having you join us!