The adorable and incredibly talented Millie Bobby Brown is everyone’s favorite telepathic Eggo-loving pre-teen in Stranger Things, but as a public figure, she’s got her head in the right place.
Millie Bobby Brown has been a constant supporter of UNICEF youth advocates, and even hosted the organization’s 70th Anniversary Special Event last year.
For this year, UNICEF wants the youth to speak for their underrepresented peers.
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
It is an important date as in 1959, it was the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and in 1989, when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
It is a vital event for parents and families, the academe, civil society leaders, businesses and other large corporations, the religious sector, government leaders, nurses and doctors, and even the youth themselves can come together to identify the problems faced by children all over the world and how it can encourage countries all over the world to ensure the rights and safety of every child.
This year’s theme will bring the ball in the youth’s hands as children will take over ‘key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted,’ it said on their website.
“We want children to campaign in their schools and communities to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfill their potential,” said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director.
“World Children’s Day will be a day for children, by children.”