KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal’s historic monuments Rani Pokhari and Dharahara Tower turned blue on November 19 to mark this year’s World Children’s Day.
According to a statement issued by UNICEF, World Children’s Day, celebrated every year on 20 November to mark the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is the global day of action for children, by UN member governments, by civil society, by communities and by children and young people themselves.
Similarly, the statement states that this year in particular, UNICEF calls on government, development partners, civil society, media and other stakeholders to make a commitment to reimagining and building a better post pandemic world for every child. It also calls on all stakeholders to listen to children’s and young people’s voices and to take their views into account in all decisions that affect their lives and their future and to ensure that commitments turn into reality,
“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on children across Nepal and in particular children of the most vulnerable and marginalized families,” the statement quoted Elke Wisch, UNICEF Representative to Nepal as saying. “As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackles the common challenges of climate change, we must work together to reimagine a better future for every child.”