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World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day is observed annually on November 20th. This is to commemorate the day of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, by the UN General Assembly on the same day in 1959. The day is celebrated globally, to promote the rights of children; besides improving their standard of living. It also promotes international togetherness and raises awareness among children, to improve their welfare.

Though Children’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries, International Children’s Day is a global observance that is marked on the 20th of November. Every year, International Children’s Day is celebrated to promote a feeling of togetherness among children and to create awareness around children’s welfare. International Children’s Day, also lays emphasis on the importance of child rights and building a better future for them, as they are our leaders of tomorrow.

Theme:

The theme for World Children’s Day 2021 is ‘Help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through the pandemic’. We are observing the theme in accordance to the global coronavirus pandemic which has affected the rights of every child. Climate change, educational divide and mental health issues have also taken a toll on our children during the pandemic.

This year’s theme urges our children and young people to raise their voices on issues that matter to their generation. It also calls adults to understand and contribute towards creating a better future.

Significance:

World Children’s Day creates an understanding of how societies, communities and nations play an important part in creating a safe haven for our children. This day advocates dialogue around child rights, child safety, exploitation and discrimination. Child Space Organization has also worked on campaigns to bridge the digital divide in education amongst children in view of the global coronavirus pandemic situation. See https://youtu.be/w7p1qgwhtT4  For photos see https://www.facebook.com/ChildSpace1/

Many such issues with diverse goals that concern a child’s development are raised, such as promoting gender equality and raising awareness about the mental health of children. Campaigns are also carried out in order to safeguard and improve the well-being of children.

Universal Children’s Day is not just an observance to celebrate our children for who they are, but it also raises awareness about them around the globe who have experienced violence in forms of abuse, exploitation, and discrimination. The day also aware people of issues that violate children’s rights. https://youtu.be/aFPe_PfJLUs