World Children’s Day 20th November 2020 - Swikriti's Blog

World Children’s Day 20th November 2020

World Children Day is celebrated every year on 20th November to promote international togetherness, improving the children’s welfare and to spread awareness among the children. It is an opportunity for all of us to promote and celebrate children’s right, to translate our dialogue into actions which can help to build a better world for the children.

Why 20th November is chosen for the Universal Children’s Day?

The Universal Children’s Day date is important as it the date when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. One more resolution is also adopted in 1989 on this date as the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World Children’s Day 2020 Theme

Every year there is a theme for World’s Children Day which focuses on the children’s welfare and children’s right. This year World Children’s Day 2020 will focus on “A day to reimagine a better future for every child”.

The COVID-19 crisis has contributed to a child rights crisis. For children, the costs of the pandemic are immediate and, if unaddressed, will last a lifetime. It’s time to come together for generations to reimagine the sort of world we want to create.

It is a time to celebrate and to demand action, Children are telling loud and clear that it is the right time for Children to have every Right.

On this World Children’s Day children are demanding their right, it is one of the biggest celebrations of children’s day rights as UNICEF is supporting children to lift their voices and claim their rights. It is a chance for every girl and boy to take lead, demand for their rights and also they share the vision for a better life.

According to the UNICEF flagship report, In this 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) examines the issues of Children, food, and nutrition which provides a good perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. In the past two decades, one-third of the children under the age group of 5 are malnourished or overweight while two-third of the children are facing the risk of malnutrition and hunger because of their bad diet. This report provides new data and also analyze about malnutrition in the 21st century. It also recommends children’s rights to the food system.

Image source: UNICEF

History

On the 14th of December 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries institute will observe Universal Children’s Day as a day of fraternity and understanding between children. It is also recommended that this day will also be a day of activity to promote the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the Children of the world.

The most ratified Human Right Treaty “The Convention” take out a number of children rights including the right to life, right to family life, health, education and play as well as protected from violence.

Every county celebrates World Children’s Day on different dates like in Australia Children’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of October. New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom celebrate on November 20th. In India World Children’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of November on the birth of India’s first Prime Minister and children’s favorite Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

What UNICEF do?

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and different territories to save children’s lives. Let’s see how every day UNICEF manages the change for children and young people across the world.

–>Child Protection and Inclusion-

UNICEF works with different partners to promote and expand services that protect all children. A right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment.

–>Child Survival-

Reducing child mortality all over the world by reaching the most vulnerable children everywhere.

–>Education-

Every child has a right to educate, UNICEF works all over the world to help and provide education to boys and girls especially for those who are left behind.

–>Gender-

UNICEF works all over the world to empower both women and girls because each girl has the right to fulfill her potential.

Universal Children’s Day Celebration

Children’s Day is celebrated with numerous events that take place around the world in different organizations, schools, charities. A message by the UN to describe the Children’s Day “A fun day with a serious message”. Raise awareness on social media about the challenges faced by the children by using hashtag #worldchildrensday

Swikriti Dandotia

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