Young people are taking over Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday to host talks, workshops and a concert to celebrate World Children’s Day.
Children and young adults are lending their voices to issues that matter to them – including mental health, climate change, education, technology and youth leadership.
The event is organised by the world’s fair in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Community Development and the UN children's fund.
Throughout the day, Expo visitors can attend talks and events related to World Children’s Day.
These include performances by acclaimed Lebanese singer Yara – who will wow the crowds with her popular Arabic songs – Mexican trio Vasquez Sounds and the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra.
A Youth Circle, hosted in partnership with the UAE Federal Youth Authority, will drive interactive dialogue among Emirati and global youth representatives to discuss the future for children – including key issues of education, mental health and technology.
From 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Al Wasl Plaza, visitors will also be able to watch the announcement of the Unicef 2021 youth advocates and hear from leading voices in the field of child welfare, including Ted Chaiban, Unicef regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.
Speaking about the event, Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development said celebrating World Children’s Day prompts people to think, plan and work hard to achieve the best possible reality for children worldwide.
World Children’s Day was established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.