activities for students
a copy of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
and ensure that you and your fellow students are thoroughly familiar
with its principles. Make copies and pass them around. The full
text of the CRC can be accessed online at www.unicef.org/crc/crc.htm.
of Youth—an online chat room for youth on children’s rights and
issues—is a great way to get involved in child rights campaigns
around the world. Click on UNICEF’s website at www.unicef.org
and then on Voices of Youth.
involved in the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (December
10 every year)
by finding out whether your local radio broadcasting station is
planning any activities to involve children. More than 2,000 broadcasters
participate giving children the opportunity to become the hosts,
producers and reporters in voicing their opinions and questioning
their leaders’ performance as it relates to children. If you would
like to participate, please contact the UNICEF Division of Communication
your high school’s model United Nations club, or if one does not
exist, you could start your own.
For more information on starting a model UN program, contact your
local chapter of the United Nations Association.
can ease the burden on children and help ensure their rights are
respected by writing letters and emails to your own elected officials,
or any other important leaders—local, national or international
– drawing attention to troubling situations of children anywhere
in the world. If appropriate you might consider some of the recommendations
for the more fortunate countries given above.
your school and community, you can help raise funds for children
in war or natural disasters (earthquake, floods, and famine) around
a list of international leaders who have made significant contributions
to the best interests of children, log on to the UNICEF website,
then click on The State of the World’s Children 2000, followed
by the section entitled "Leadership in the best interests of
the child." Join these advocates in your country in making
the world a better place for children.
informational meetings and distribute materials within your community
about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
your local and national lawmakers to provide education and training
on child rights
for all those working with children – teachers, medical professionals,
social workers, members of the police force and other law enforcement