EFSC supports CSC's International Day for Street Children Campaign
12th of April - The Day
The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on April 12th. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world - and their champions - to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.
2013 sees the launch of a petition to ‘Demand a Day’ and call for UN recognition. Find out more about what is happening this year! Find out more about what happened in previous years .
The day is celebrated by street children, NGOs, celebrities, policy makers, businesses and individuals around the world and over the last two years word has spread and support for the day has grown.
High profile supporters include Steven Gerrard, Danny Boyle, John Major and Bianca Jagger.
The International Day for Street Children was launched in 2011 by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children worldwide. However the day is not owned by any one organisation and ultimately the aim is that the United Nations adopt and recognise it as a UN day.
The International Day for Street Children is supported by Aviva, the world's 6th largest insurance group, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations and Tesco, one of the world's leading retailers.
To read the UN OHCHR report, please visit www.streetchildrenresources.org/resources/protection-and-promotion-of-the-rights-of-children-working-andor-living-on-the-streets/