Originating in 1954, World Children’s Day is a day to reimagine and advocate for the better future of every child. Each year the United Nations celebrates November 20th to promote togetherness, improvement of children’s welfare, and awareness amongst children worldwide. Other important and relevant events on this day include the anniversaries of the UN General Assembly adopting Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1954, the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, and is also the anniversary that the UN General Assembly adopted bot the Declaration and Convention were formally adopted 1990.
Today is a day where members from all across society can play an important role in making World Children’s Day a significant and important occasion. Whether you are a mum, dad, grandparent, carer, nurse, doctor, teacher, business person, or community leader, World Children’s Day offers each and everyone of us an inspirational starting point to promote, advocate and celebrate children’s rights all across the planet.
Here is some further information from UNICEF
UNICEF and partners are calling on governments to adopt a Six-Point Plan to Protect our Children
- Ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide.
- Guarantee access to health and nutrition services and make vaccines affordable and available to every child.
- Support and protect the mental health of children and young people and bring an end to abuse, gender-based violence, and neglect in childhood.
- Increase access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene and address environmental degradation and climate change.
- Reverse the rise in child poverty and ensure an inclusive recovery for all.
- Redouble efforts to protect and support children and their families living through conflict, disaster and displacement.
For more thorough information about The Convention on the Rights of the Child please click here for a downloadable document from UNICEF
As challenging as 2020 has been, this year marks a significant anniversary – it is 30 years today that the Convention of the Rights of the Child was adopted. It is definitely a time to celebrate, and demand action, for a child’s right.
At Angel’s Paradise we advocate for the importance of children’s rights worldwide.