Buildings and landmarks in Vietnam are lighting up blue for children
Today is World Children’s Day, celebrated all over the world – as Governments, civil society and adults reaffirm the commitment to building a safer, kinder, cleaner and opportunity filled world for children based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To mark this commitment, buildings and landmarks around the World are lit in blue tonight. In Viet Nam, TNR Tower of TNG Holdings Viet Nam, VP Bank Building, One UN Green House in Ha Noi, Dragon Bridge in Da Nang and Landmark 81 Tower in Ho Chi Minh City are among those joining the initiative.
Light Up Blue for World Children’s Day is a global initiative. In past years, notable landmarks have carried this message of hope including the Sydney Opera House, the Acropolis in Greece, the Pyramids of Giza, ‘The Water Cube' in China, Petra in Jordan, Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Residence in India, the African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, the Empire State Building in New York.
Taking place every year on 20 November, the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, World Children’s Day highlights critical issues affecting children’s lives, and supports the engagement of children and young people as advocates for their own rights.
In Vietnam, World Children’s Day this year focus on protecting and promoting children’s mental health, highlighting the importance of the strongest possible mental health of children, making the case for quality investment and action to support, nurture and protect the mental health of all children and adolescents.