International Children’s Day
Children’s Day was first celebrated worldwide in October 1953. It is celebrated around the world on different days. In 1954, the United Nations General Assembly encouraged all countries to institute a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children, and to promote the welfare of children around the world. Children’s Day is also the day to celebrate childhood.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1959 and the Conventions of the Rights of the Child was signed on 20 November 1989. Since that day, 191 countries have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Globally, all societies have a strong commitment to improve the lives of children, some of the most vulnerable members of society.