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Celebration of Universal Children's Day at UN Headquarters
20 Nov 2013 -  SCRIPT:
Nearly one hundred school children visited the United Nations to celebrate Universal Children's Day today. November 20th marks the day the General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. The young visitors took a special tour, got a UN stamp on their hand and attended a workshop:

"And who thinks they know what UNICEF stands for? Awesome, wasn't tricky for you. United Nations Children's Fund."]]

The event touched upon topics such as equality, people's rights and basic human necessities:

"Being able to be happy and healthy. Like having healthy food and not having to drink water with yucky stuff in it."]]

These children knew that the UN works worldwide to help people solve big problems:

"We read... that every five seconds children are dying from hunger."]]

UN officials marked the Universal Children's Day with a call to make child protection a priority for the decades to come.
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