Children's Rights are Celebrated in Monaco
Each year, the Principality celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations International Convention.
The Department of Education, Youth and Sport is organizing an awareness-raising campaign in schools in October and November on the theme of Children's Rights.
Many people are involved in preparing and presenting this event, which aims to bring all the participants – parents, pupils and voluntary associations – together in one place, the Rainier III Auditorium.
Numerous activities are organized to raise funds to help children whose basic human rights are not respected. These include the sale of tombola tickets, tickets for the show and teas.
The highlight of the day is a show performed at 5 pm in the Rainier III Auditorium by 400 very enthusiastic pupils to a large audience of children and their parents (featuring songs, dances and mime and movement on this year's theme, "Solidarity.")
The funds raised from this year's show will be donated to two Monegasque charities:
- "Fight Aids Monaco," a Monegasque Foundation presided over by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie and
- "Digital Aid" which works to provide give the poorest children in orphanages in Eastern Europe and Africa access to technology.