This is a day for children, by children, all over the world to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
It’s going to be a fun day, with a serious message, when kids ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to shine a light on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation.

Special Event at the UN Headquaters

At United Nations Headquarters, the UN Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the Executive Director of UNICEF have confirmed their attendance at a special meeting in ECOSOC Chamber on Monday 20 November from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Child actress Dafne Keen from ‘Logan’ and Isabela Moner from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and Nickelodeon, will join 150 children at the United Nations Headquarters where singers, songwriters and musicians Chloe x Halle will debut a specially penned track to mark the day. The event will be shown live on

Get involved

  • Download the school pack, where you can also find a child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • On 20 November, be sure to look for other takeovers on social media when you share yours using the hashtags #WorldChildrensDay, #KidsTakeOver and #KidsTakeOverSchools.

Find out more on UNICEF's website.