Date: 19-11-2018

NEWS - Children Speak out on Children's Day

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World Children’s Day is celebrated in an effort to promote awareness of children’s wellbeing and rights around the globe. November 20th 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.

We are a champion for children, aiming to ensure that our youngest citizens are given the opportunity to meet their full potential. On this day, we are help to place children at the forefront. In the spirit of UNICEF’s #KidsTakeOver campaign we asked six children from five countries to answer three questions – allowing them to “take over” the conversation about what is important to them. Their answers variate from practical to endearing and also, confronting.

Teymur, Azerbaijan (9 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: 'If I had a superpower it would be being super smart. I would help people who are in trouble solve the mysteries of the world. I would be a Sherlock Holmes-like detective, whose help and advice everyone would seek.' 

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: 'Every child has a right to be happy and to read books of their own choosing.'  

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: ''I would make more child-friendly places and museums where children would be able to go to during the weekend, have fun and learn something new.' 

 

Sebestyén, Hungary (10 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: 'A power to help adults remembering their happy childhood, not to forget about how it was when they were children.'

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: Having lunch provided in all schools.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: I would make smoking zones everywhere, and smoking would be allowed only in these areas.

 

Buna, Kosovo (8 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: If I had a super power, I would help all the lost children find their mam and dad, I would also heal all the sick children.

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: All children should have a home.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: If I was a boss I will change the polluted air.

 

Darian, Kosovo (8 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: I wish I had the superpower so that I can heal every sickness in the world, I would heal all the children in the whole world.

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: I would like for every child to have a house.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: I would love for all rich people to share their money with poor.

 

Viola, Kosovo (9 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: I would like to help all children of the world so that all have a good life, enough food and clothes.

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: I wish all children had parents.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: First of all, I would clean the city, and I would make it green and a better place for games.

 

Morena, Kosovo (6 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: I would save all the children that are in danger, and I would work on fixing all their problems.

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: That all children have good schools.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: To speak to all the children about everything and give them all toys.       

 

Jara, Kosovo (7 years old)
Q: If you had a superpower, that you could use to improve the lives of  all children in the world, what would that be and how would you use it?
A: I would help all children of the world so they don't live in poverty, and they have good schools.

Q: If you could choose one thing you think all children in the world should have the right to, what would that be?
A: So that all children have right to school and are all respected.

Q: If you were the boss of your country, what would you change or create to help all children?
A: Respect to rights of children. Improvement of their life conditions. I would create places that would be secure and comfortable for games. I would fix the parks for recreation. I would give books to all children.

 

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