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Universal Children’s Day: UN reaffirms obligation to children’s future

Director, UNIC Lagoss, Ronald Kayanja addresses the pupils

Director, UNIC Lagos, Ronald Kayanja addresses the pupils

In observance of the Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with Christianah Fate Foundation and the All Nigeria United Nations Students’ Association (ANUNSA), engaged with over 150 primary school pupils from five public schools in Lagos.

Drama presentation

Drama presentation

Speaking on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the event held at St George’s Primary School, Falomo Lagos, the Director of UNIC Lagos, Mr Ronald Kayanja reaffirmed the United Nations obligation to do everything in its power to enable all children to survive and thrive, learn and grow, have their voices heard and reach their full potential.

Childrens Day 2015 - NIO engages with the children

National Information Officer, UNIC Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun engages the pupils on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Quoting from the message of the Secretary General on the observance Mr Kayanja said, ‘This year, I wish to emphasize the importance of ensuring that the commitments made by the international community to the world’s children are extended to a group of children who are often forgotten or overlooked: those deprived of their liberty.’

Director, Christianah Fate Foundation, Ms Christianah Akindolie engages the pupils on sexual abuse

Director, Christianah Fate Foundation, Ms Christianah Akindolie engages the pupils on sexual abuse

Speaking on child abuse, the Executive Director of Christianah Fate Foundation, Ms Christianah Akindolie urged the pupils to support the United Nations fight against child abuse by speaking out when they are abused. ‘Don’t keep quiet. Your abuser would always threaten to kill you if you speak to anybody. It is a lie. Speak out!’ She urged the pupils.

Childrens Day 2015 - Ronald engages with a studentShe engaged the pupils on preventive measures against abuse. These include her 7 point rules:

Childrens Day 2015 - cross-sectionThe event featured SDGs dissemination by the National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun; spelling competition among the participating schools and drama presentations.