On November 20, ‘Universal Children’s Day’ is celebrated all over the world. This day was established in the year 1954. This day is also called “International Children’s Rights Day“.
When did universal children’s day start
The United Nations General Assembly accepted the “Declaration of Child Rights” on 20 November 1954 and the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” on 20 November 1989.
The human rights of children are called child rights. For this reason every year on 20 November, this day is celebrated to promote awareness of children’s rights and welfare of children. On this day, their parents and children are told about the rights of children.
It is the world’s most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. On 20 November, many countries came together and promised to protect the rights of children. The conference focused on who the children are, their rights, and the responsibilities of governments.
It also states that all rights are connected and cannot be taken away from children. By convention, children are not just objects that belong to their parents and are judged for or adults in training. Rather, they are humans and individuals who have their own rights.
In addition, it has been noted that childhood is different from adulthood and lasts until 18. It is a special time in which children are allowed to grow, learn, play, and develop. No doubt, the conference became the most accepted human rights treaty around the world and also helped change the lives of children.
The conference inspired governments to change laws and policies and invest to care for children’s health, and the nutrition needed to survive and grow children. Also, it is necessary to protect children from violence and exploitation. It enabled children to make their voices heard and participate in their societies.
Why is Universal Children’s Day celebrated?
Awareness about children’s rights is spread through Universal Children’s Day, and efforts are made to provide protection and education to all children.
To be reconciled among the children of the whole world. Various welfare works can be conducted for the welfare of all the children of the world. The day is celebrated to promote international solidarity, awareness of children, and welfare of children.