At the WCP Ceremony today, singer Loreen was announced new patron of the World’s Children’s Prize. Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, and is known for her involvement for children’s rights and against injustice. p>
The World’s Children’s Prize is the world’s largest annual educational program teaching young people about the rights of the child, democracy and global friendship.We contribute toward a more humane world in support of the rights of the child.
More than 67,000 Global Friend schools with 32,4 million students in 113 countries have registered as Global Friend schools of the World’s Children’s Prize. So far, 36,4 million children have participated in the program. It empowers children to demand respect for their rights while inspiring them to have faith in a better future. It also provides children with a platform to voice their concerns.
In the annual Global Vote, participating children select who will receive their prestigious prize, the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, which recognizes exceptional efforts to protect the rights of the child. The annual Global Vote has attracted as many as 7,1 million voting children in a given year. The two candidates that do not receive the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child are awarded the World’s Children’s Honorary Award in recognition of their hard work.