Kids from 130 Countries Worldwide Remake Pink’s Hit ‘What About Us’ for World Children’s Day
To commence World Children’s Day on Nov. 20, the United Nations is bringing children to the forefront by organizing global, child “takeovers” around the world. President of France Emmanuel Macron, the Prime Minister of Jordan Hani Al-Mulki, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar, 50 United States mayors and several other top-ranking politicians globally will be temporarily resigning and turning over their roles to children. Additionally, 24 children will be added to Barcelona Football Club’s practice roster, with some acting as President and Vice President of the Club.
“This World Children’s Day, I am teaming up with UNICEF to remind the world that children and young people’s voices matter and that their perspectives must be included in the decisions that will shape their future,” said Pink in a statement. “I am excited to lend What About Us to a global kids take over on Nov. 20 as we celebrate the power of kids around the world speaking out about the issues that affect them.”
Children and schools around the world are encouraged to film themselves copying the dance for a chance to be included in the final ‘world version’ of the “What About Us” cover video, which will be released next month.
In 2015, UNICEF appointed the singer as an ambassador, with a focus on children’s health initiatives — specifically on active lifestyles and nutrition — and to serve as the spokesperson for the charity organization’s initiative, Kid Power.