World Children’s Day is observed annually on 20 November to commemorate the day of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on the same day in 1959. Apart from promoting the rights of children, this day is celebrated globally to improve their status. Livelihood. It also promotes international solidarity and raises awareness to improve the welfare of children.
Although Children’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries, International Children’s Day is a global observance that is marked on 20 November.
Know why the world celebrates November 20 as International Children’s Day:
World Children’s Day 2021: History
On 14 December 1954, the United Nations General Assembly called upon all countries to observe Universal Children’s Day as a day of worldwide brotherhood and understanding among children. It also urged other countries to celebrate the day and promote the efforts of the United Nations for the welfare of children.
The General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November in 1989 and hence World Children’s Day is celebrated on this day.
World Children’s Day 2021: Significance
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated not only to celebrate children for who they are, but it also raises awareness around the world about children who have experienced violence in the form of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. The day also makes people aware about the issues that violate the rights of children. Many children are forced into labor practices because of armed conflict, homelessness, or suffering from differences of religion, minority issues, or disabilities.
Currently, approximately 153 million children aged 5 to 14 are forced into slavery, prostitution and various forms of child labor and exploitation, including pornography. The International Labor Organization adopted the Prohibition and Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor in 1999.
World Children’s Day 2021: Theme
This year’s theme by UNICEF is Helping children overcome the disruptions and learning losses experienced through the pandemic over the past two years.