Date: 20 November
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
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UN General Assembly in 1954 recommended introducing a Universal Children’s Day from 1956 onwards to encourage fraternity and understanding between children all over the world and promoting the welfare of children. On November 20, 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and on November 20, 1989, it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. From 1990 onwards Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 to mark the anniversary of these declarations.
The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day is celebrated to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF promotes and coordinates this day. Observation of Universal Children’s Day gives an opportunity to give awareness about rights of children.
Many countries observe Children’s Day on different dates like India observe on November 14 (Jawaharlal Nehru’s Birthday), Australia observe on fourth Wednesday in October, United States observe on first Sunday in June.
Actions and Programs
UNICEF, educational institutions, organizations work among children conducts programs and awareness meetings to draw attention to children’s rights. They also organize special campaigns for breastfeeding, immunization, child health, education etc.