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Freedom to breathe - supporting every child's right to clean air
Posted by : Transform Our World


Global Action Plan is delighted to be launching an international campaign this month on children’s rights to clean air. 


Freedom to breathe will empower children to join together to call on the United Nations to acknowledge their fundamental right to clean air.  


Despite the risks that polluted air poses to children’s health and development, clean air is not among children’s rights defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  


As part of this campaign, a school’s programme is educating children on the importance of breathing clean air and what they can do to minimise their exposure to common sources of harmful pollution. 


This is being delivered through local delivery partners in cities from each of the four surveyed countries which have some of the worst levels of recorded pollution – London, Beijing, Delhi, and Los Angeles.   


The young people’s call for change to create a world where children’s right to clean air is undisputed, widely known and acted upon will be supported by a coalition of businesses, academics and civil society organisations.   


While the focus of the campaign here in the UK is on London, we welcome all UK schools to take part and we’re encouraging teachers and students to join the online events.  


To learn more and support the campaign, you can follow on twitter @Join_Ftb and check out the hashtag #Freedomtobreathe 


Want to join the events? 


Online Freedom to breathe event for KS2:

Clean Air Day, 17 June 2021, at  10.00 – 10.50 


Register for ks2 event



Online Freedom to breathe event for KS3+:

 Clean Air Day, 17 June 2021, at 11.00 – 11.50 


register for ks3+ event



Download the education resources pack and register your students’ call on the campaign website.  


download resources



There are also pre-recorded assemblies available to use for KS2 and KS3+.  


access KS2 assembly


 access ks3+ assembly 





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