To commemorate World Children's Day — Nov. 20 — school kids in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, go head to head on the soccer field, wearing blue to represent UNICEF's universal call to action: to celebrate, defend and promote the rights of children everywhere.

Sports play an important role in the work of UNICEF USA— from fostering community engagement and teaching kids teamwork in the field, to getting kids active and becoming #PLAYlanthropists with UNICEF Kid Power, to creating innovative childhood development programs, and to raising funds and awareness to put children first in emergencies and in all aspects of their lives. 

We are incredibly grateful for our partnerships with the Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), PGA and LPGA players, Special Olympics, Team USA Olympians, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and more. Together, we can help build a greater future for every child. 

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