The Principality of Monaco has always been an outspoken voice in the fight for children’s rights. Here are two pro-children initiatives taking place this month.

A day for celebration and awareness

Universal Children’s Day is an annual celebration of children’s rights. The celebration takes place each 20th of November. Monaco observes the celebration as a manner of spreading awareness about the many children living in poor conditions worldwide. Participation signifies the promotion of children’s well-being around the planet.

A special dance performance

In observance of Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, the National Education, Youth and Sports Department is organizing a dance show titled “Issue.” The Eugénie Andrin Dance Company will perform the creative piece. The dance will address themes of liberty expressed through the physical dialogue between dancers. Seven hanging doors will grace the stage, each opening onto a different set of challenges and traps. As each door opens, the dancers confront new fears, pains, illusions as well as hopes, dreams, and truths.

The performance will be held at the Princess Grace Theater on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30 PM (20€ for adults – 12€ for children).

No Finish Line Monaco

Leading up to Universal Children’s Day celebration, Monaco is also hosting the “No Finish Line” walkathon/race. In 2017, people covered a total of 436,980 kilometers by walking and running in support of sick and disadvantaged children. This year marks the 19th edition of the No Finish Line, which began in Monaco in 1999. This 8-day, 24 hours per day walkathon consists of walking or running around a roughly 400-meter track.

One euro is donated by the Children & Future association for every kilometer covered. The track is open to everyone, whether it be the working person on lunch break, the conscientious celebrity, those who have trouble sleeping, or the Principality’s royal family. Anyone, solo or in teams, can walk as long as they like. From a marathon a day to a quick 20-minute jog,  the idea is to get out and move for children’s rights. Children & Future has also organized live music, dance numbers, and physical activation sessions to animate the event. The full program can be found here.

The 2018 edition began this Saturday, November 10th, and will remain open until 2 PM on November 18th. The walk/run track is located at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monaco.

Find a list of other activities organized by the Principality on their official website.