World Children’s Day 2020
The United Nations' (UN) World Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to uphold international togetherness and awareness among children globally. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children's welfare. The current theme of International children day 2020 is, “Investing in our future means investing in our children”
Initially launched in 1954, World Children’s day has seen some milestone events in the field of child welfare. Marking the anniversary of the dates when the UN General assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of children’s rights. The convention sets out a number of children’s rights such as the rights to be protected from violence and discrimination and the rights to life, health and education.
Today’s kids are tomorrow’s world leaders, health care providers, inventors, and more. Ensuring a safe and positive future for the world starts with educating and caring for the kids of the present, which is the goal of World Children’s Day.
Generally, children in lower economy areas suffer from various financial and health problems and don’t have access to education or medical opportunities. World Children’s Day reminds people to not overlook these issues and to join the UN in taking steps towards eradicating them.
The UN focuses on the rights of children by signing treaties and documents that guarantee medical care, education, and protection from violence and discrimination, among others, for children.
World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote, and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.