November 20, 2022 marks Universal Children’s Day 2022 – a day dedicated to the promotion of international togetherness and awareness among children around the world. In celebration of this day, we have put together a blog post highlighting some of the ways that children can get involved in promoting universal children’s rights. From writing letters to their local representatives to donating to charities that support children in need, there are many ways that young people can make a difference. Keep reading to learn more about Universal Children’s Day and how you can get involved in promoting children’s rights on a global scale.
What is Universal Children’s Day?
Universal Children’s Day is an annual event that celebrates the rights of all children around the world. The day is observed on November 20th, and was established by the United Nations in 1954.
The main aim of Universal Children’s Day is to promote and protect the rights of every child, regardless of their background or circumstances. Every child deserves to be happy, healthy and safe, and this day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done to make this a reality for all children.
There are many ways to get involved in Universal Children’s Day. Many schools and organizations hold special events and activities on this day to mark its importance. You can also show your support by taking part in online campaigns, or simply by spending time with children in your life and teaching them about their rights.
Whatever you do, take a moment on November 20th to celebrate childhood, and help make the world a better place for all our children.
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The History of Universal Children’s Day
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated every year on November 20. The day commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was inspired by Canadian psychologist and child welfare advocate Dr. Henrietta muir Edwards, who wrote a book in 1918 entitled “The Child and the State”. In it, she proposed 12 rights for children, including the right to protection from exploitation, abuse, and neglect; the right to education; and the right to play.
In 1925, Geneva held its first World Conference on Child Welfare, which led to the establishment of International Save the Children Union (now known as Save The Children International). This organization advocated for children’s rights and worked to improve their standard of living around the world.
In 1954, representatives from 54 countries gathered at Lake Success, New York for a United Nations sponsored World Summit for Children. This event paved the way for Universal Children’s Day, which was first celebrated in 1953.
Since then, Universal Children’s Day has been celebrated annually to promote international unity, awareness amongst adults about children’s rights, and to encourage all people to help better children’s lives worldwide.
Why is Universal Children’s Day Important?
Every year on November 20th, countries around the world celebrate Universal Children’s Day. This day is important because it reminds us that every child deserves to be treated with kindness, respect and love. It’s a day to celebrate childhood and to remind adults of their responsibility to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954 and is now celebrated in more than 190 countries. In 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, which outlines the basic human rights that all children are entitled to. These include the right to life, survival and development; the right to be protected from violence, abuse and exploitation; and the right to education, play and leisure.
On Universal Children’s Day, let’s commit to making sure that all children can enjoy their rights and grow up healthy, happy and safe.
As we celebrate Universal Children’s Day, let us remember that every child is unique and deserving of love, respect, and opportunity. We must work together to create a world where all children can thrive. Let us commit to making 2022 the best year yet for our kids. Thank you for supporting Universal Children’s Day!