We, the representatives of the organizations listed below, have come together calling for schools to reopen and to prioritize children’s mental health, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We present this statement on the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, commemorated annually on World Children’s Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We call for urgent action by leaders worldwide, including political and religious leaders, faith communities from all religious traditions, policymakers, teachers, and others concerned about children’s well-being.

Read the full Joint Statement here