Lux-Airport has reported that it recently participated for the first time in UNICEF's #GoBlue campaign, as part of World Children's Day (20 November).
From Monday 13 to Monday 20 November 2023, the terminal at Luxembourg Airport was illuminated in blue - a visual expression of solidarity with children worldwide.
To raise awareness, lux-Airport initiated hourly terminal announcements detailing the campaign and its collaboration with UNICEF.
"Promoting the visibility of children's rights and giving them a voice is particularly crucial in our current times," stated lux-Airport CEO Alexander Flassak.
In addition to the symbolic illumination, lux-Airport (which operates Luxembourg Airport) engaged in a children's takeover event: six children had the opportunity to gain insights into various airport-related roles. According to lux-Airport, they "eagerly" handled tasks such as providing information at the InfoDesk and assisting with security by pre-sorting hand luggage for checks.
Other initiatives in Luxembourg
World Children's Day is celebrated every year on 20 November. It marks the adoption of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As Luxembourg's Ministry of Education, Children and Youth recently recalled, the Grand Duchy pledged to implement the rights of the child at national level with the law of 20 December 1993.
This year, the ministry has put together a programme featuring various activities to mark World Children's Day; the programme is available online at: https://portal.education.lu/kannerrechter.
Within this context, the ministry launched two new publications, each devoted to a specific children's right: the right to be oneself and not be treated unfairly for any reason (Den Arthur fält duerch d'Welt - an illustrated book about a young owl who loves to sing, and is about the right to be yourself; aimed at children aged six to nine; available in Luxembourgish, English and French on the ministry's website); the right to be protected against poverty (brochure in German and French; aimed at children aged nine to twelve; available on the ministry's website).
World Children's Day 2023 also saw the launch of a creative competition on children's rights. Further information is available online at https://www.unicef.lu/concours/.