Iconic landmarks around the world turn blue in symbolic stand for child rights on World Children’s Day


Iconic landmarks around the world turned blue to mark World Children’s Day, as UNICEF celebrated the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
In Christchurch, New Zealand, the Al Noor Mosque, the scene of a tragedy in which 51 people lost their lives in an attack on the Muslim Community in March 2019, was lit blue as a symbol of unity.
In Greece, the Acropolis of Athens shined blue. This is the very first time that the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s most iconic ancient monuments has been lit in colour.
In New York, UNICEF China Ambassador Wang Yuan will light up the Empire State Building in blue, the second year that the famous landmark has celebrated World Children’s Day.