Universal Children’s Day observed on 20 November

Universal Children's Day aims at promoting the human rights of the world's children, especially those suffering the impacts of poverty, discrimination, armed conflict and exploitation.

Nov 20, 2016 09:04 IST
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Universal Childrens Day20 November: Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day was observed across the globe on 20 November 2016. The day is observed with an aim to promote the ideals and objectives of the United Nation’s Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.

20 November is the day when UNGA adopted the declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. On 14 December 1954, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recommended all countries should institute a Universal Children’s Day, which will be observed as a day of the worldwide fraternity to understand children.

20 November also marks the day on which, in 1989, the UNGA adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  

The Convention that ratified international human rights treaty also sets out a number of righst for children. These children rights include the right to life, to education, to health, to play, the right to family life as well as to be protected from violence, and not to be discriminated, and to have their views heard.

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