World Day News/Media

World Day 2011 in the News (2)

World Day activities and events for 2011 were reported by many websites and news sources.  Here are some examples.

South-South News

Positive Parenting and Non-violent Discipline Extolled

New York- UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee, the Yale School of Medicine, and Covenant House came together in Conference Room 2 at UN Headquarters to mark the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.

Read more on the South-South News website.

Latin America and Caribbean Communication Agency (ALC)

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children celebration in Guatemala City

With an art and culture afternoon for children held on Sunday, November 20 in the Constitution Square, facing the Metropolitan Cathedral in Guatemala City, the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) celebrated the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, with the theme, “Building a Culture of Peace in the Family.”

At a press conference, details of the event were given by representatives of GNRC in Guatemala. Misael Méndez of the Christian Ecumenical Council of Guatemala, shared that the celebration ended with an interreligious prayer, in which the Baha'i Community, the Tibet House, the Church of Saint John the Apostle, and the Youth Christian Association took part, and who requested of the State that the rights of children and youth be respected, and that the necessary resources be designated for the well-being of these sectors of the population.  

Read more on the ALC website.

The Swazi Observer

Children campaign receives world recognition

THE World Day of Prayer is recognised the world over, says Deputy Prime minister Themba Masuku.
He was represented by Minister of information, communication and Technology (ICT) Winnie Magagula at the world Day of Prayer and Action for Children at Esibayeni lodge. “We would like to issue a warning against all perpetrators of violence and we are on a drive to clean all the country’s schools, churches and homes to fight this type of violence,” said the DPM who added that government wanted children to be safe at home, schools and in communities.

He praised faith-based organisations for their role in signing of a pledge for children at Ezulwini last year.

Read more on the Swazi Observer website.

Relief Web

In Uganda, world leaders focus on creating a safer future for children

World Day of Prayer

UNICEF joined the Uganda Parliamentary Fellowship and the Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) to organize the event, which commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) under the theme ‘Creating a Safe Future for Children: Zero Violence Against Children in Schools.’

The message focused on putting individual differences and prejudices aside to pray for all children, and to challenge leaders at all levels to ensure children in Uganda grow up in a violence-free environment.

Uganda’s prayer day also corresponded with the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children’s launch of a new three-year initiative in more than 30 countries to protect children from violence.

Read more on the Relief Web.int