UN / WORLD CHILDREN DAY

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Marking the World Children’s Day, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham said, “as leaders, as public figures, as parents and of course as human beings, we must all do more to protect children’s dreams, because the future doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to children.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

20 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall, Beckham at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“As leaders, as public figures, as parents and of course as human beings, we must all do more to protect children’s dreams, because the future doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to children.”
4. Wide shot, Beckham at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“Young people are calling for a planet that can support them and future generations, where our resources are sustainable, and our environment is protected. And they are calling for peace, for an end to violence, an end to war, an end to the political and cultural divisions that destroy communities, tear families apart and endanger children’s life in every single day.”
6. Various shots, General Assembly Hall
7. Various shots, Brown speaking at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Millie Bobby Brown, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“I am convinced that social media doesn’t have to be a place of fear, bullying and harassment. It can bring people together. It can be a place of love and support. Somewhere in the world right now, a teenager girl is being bullied online. She is scared, she’s vulnerable, she feels alone. My message to her is this: you are not alone, there are people who care about you and there are people who would listen if you reach out for help.”
9. Med shot, Millie Bobby Brown speaking at the podium
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Millie Bobby Brown, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“Young people like her are shouting for the world leaders to hear, to listen and to act. Every one of you here today can be the loud speaker that turns our voices into real change, into policies, programmes, laws and investments that keep children safe, that makes our world a better, healthier, stronger place for all.”
11. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
12.SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“The best pathway to a more sustainable future for all is to invest in all children. Today, as we look forward to progress in the next 30 years, let’s recommit to child rights, let’s make these rights real in programmes, policies and services in every community in every country around the world.”
13. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall

STORYLINE:

Marking the World Children’s Day, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham today (20 Nov) said, “as leaders, as public figures, as parents and of course as human beings, we must all do more to protect children’s dreams, because the future doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to children.”

Recalling his experience visiting many children in the world, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors David Beckham said, “young people are calling for a planet that can support them and future generations, where our resources are sustainable, and our environment is protected.”

He also said that the children are calling for “peace, for an end to violence, an end to war, an end to the political and cultural divisions that destroy communities, tear families apart and endanger children’s life in every single day.”

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Millie Bobby Brown addressed the issue of online bullying. She said, “I am convinced that social media doesn’t have to be a place of fear, bullying and harassment. It can bring people together. It can be a place of love and support.”

Brown continued, “somewhere in the world right now, a teenager girl is being bullied online. She is scared, she’s vulnerable, she feels alone. My message to her is this: you are not alone, there are people who care about you and there are people who would listen if you reach out for help.”

Echoing her peer Greta Thunberg on climate change, Brown said “young people like her are shouting for the world leaders to hear, to listen and to act.”

She encouraged children in the audience, “every one of you here today can be the loud speaker that turns our voices into real change, into policies, programmes, laws and investments that keep children safe, that makes our world a better, healthier, stronger place for all.”

Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF also spoke at the event. She said, “the best pathway to a more sustainable future for all is to invest in all children.”

Fore said, “today, as we look forward to progress in the next 30 years, let’s recommit to child rights, let’s make these rights real in programmes, policies and services in every community in every country around the world.”

Today also marks the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Youth advocates, high-level representatives from Member States, specialists from governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society partners, and more gathered at the United Nations New York Headquarters to highlight the important role of children as agents of change, owners of the future and torch-bearers for child rights and sustainable global development.

November 20th is an important date as it 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.
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