Interfaith Alliance

World Day for Prayer and Action 2021

November 2021, Dubai, UAE

Event Summary

Every year on November 20, the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children rallies
faith communities and child rights advocates to stand together for the rights of all children. 

Organized by Arigatou International and UNICEF in collaboration with 18 civil society organizations, the 2021 edition of the World Day was hosted by the Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event also saw the launch of the “Wear my Shoes Award”, calling attention to grassroots efforts and the remarkable actions co-led by children and adults aimed to draw world attention to the urgency of getting children back to school after the COVID pandemic.

The gathering aimed to raise awareness of the importance for children to return to school while prioritizing their social, emotional, and spiritual

Event Details

The hybrid event saw participation of grassroots and high-level speakers from across the world.



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