Universal Children’s Day
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated every year on November 20th. Globe Children’s Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of children’s well-being worldwide and promote international cooperation. According to a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in 1959, November 20th is a significant date. Children’s rights have been a part of World Children’s Day since 1990 when the UN General Assembly enacted both a declaration and a convention on their rights.
World Children’s Day may be made more meaningful by the involvement of everyone who cares about children and young people: parents, teachers, nurses, physicians, government officials, community leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, and members of the media. The celebration of children’s rights on Society Children’s Day serves as a springboard for all of us to engage in meaningful conversations and take concrete steps toward creating a better world for all children.
On June 2nd, 1857, Pastor Charles Leonard of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts, instituted Children’s Day on the second Sunday of that month. He was the first to do so. Leonard arranged a special ceremony for, and in honour of, the young people. However, it was eventually renamed “Flower Sunday” and then “Children’s Day” by Leonard.
The Republic of Turkey initially recognised April 23rd as a national holiday as Children’s Day in 1920. It was declared a day for children by the Turkish government and the country’s media in 1920, and since then, it has been a national holiday. Although you required a formal proclamation to clarify and legitimise this celebration, the founder and first President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, issued the official declaration in 1929.
Even though the United Nations declared November 20th as Universal Children’s Day in 1954, it wasn’t until the General Assembly of the UN that an expanded version of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved. The League of Nations purchased this text in 1924, and the UN adopted it as its declaration of children’s rights. Finally, the UN General Assembly approved the Convention on the Child’s Rights on November 20th, 1989. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a human rights document that outlines children’s civil, political, economic, social, health, and cultural rights. International law requires all states that ratify the declaration to act in the child’s best interests.
In September 2012, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, spearheaded an effort to improve children’s education. First and foremost, he aimed to ensure that every kid had the opportunity to go to school by 2015. Secondly, to enhance the abilities of students who attend these institutions. Finally, education policies should foster peace, respect, and care for the environment. Not only this is a day to celebrate children, but it is also a day to raise awareness for children worldwide who have been subjected to violence in the form of abuse, exploitation, or prejudice of any kind. Children are used as workers in certain nations, enmeshed in violent conflict, living on the streets, and suffering from religious, ethnic, or racial differences. Do you know? 153 million children among the ages of 5-14 are being compelled to work as child labourers worldwide.
How To Celebrate
The United Nations organises awareness-raising activities for children and adults every year. Writers from all around the world united in 2016 to create a collection of stories as brief as possible to highlight the plight of the world’s poorest children. You’ll have a wide variety of options because many of the UN’s affiliates organise their activities. You may want to manage your event to bring adults and children from the neighbourhood together for some quality time. There are many potential ways to do this, from gathering in a local park to attending an expensive party put on by the local attorney. The goal is to demonstrate to the students how vital it is to cultivate a sense of community among their peers.
There has never been a simple time to donate to UNICEF or sponsor a kid at a monthly cost. Changing a child’s future may be as simple as making a little gift to a charity. So consider supporting a kid or giving to an overseas charity today. You’ll be glad you did. Rights granted to people in government documents are often seen as being for adults. But, as a result of the United Nations, countries throughout the globe have agreed to treaties that give children the right to a safe environment in which they can grow up free from violence.
Things change gradually. We’re talking about generations here. Today’s children will be the future of our world if we want it to be secure, stable, and sustainable. As a result, the importance of early childhood education cannot be overstated. If you don’t see them every day, it’s easy to miss the challenges children face today. More than one billion children on this planet do not have access to education, health care, or other possibilities, which is the goal of Universal Children’s Day (UCD).
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How many children worldwide don't go to school?
Over 264 million children don’t go to school worldwide. These children don’t have good schools and the right opportunity to get an education.