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On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving - when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday - a movement to celebrate giving and kick---off the holiday giving season. Last year, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.
The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.
Save the Children is pleased to commemorate Universal Children’s Day this year with an event on November 21st that will focus on the theme: Stop Violence Against Children! According to UNICEF, every year millions of children around the world become victims of untold violence. Children in every country, every culture and at every social level face various forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The abuse takes place at home, in school, in institutions, at work, in the community, in armed conflict and natural disasters. Much violence against children, such as corporal punishment and sexual abuse, remains legal and socially approved in many countries. The violence children face takes many forms, such as exploitation and abuse, trafficking, physical and humiliating punishment, harmful traditional practices (including early marriage and genital mutilation/cutting) and recruitment into armed forces and groups. Growing up with violence and abuse seriously affects a child’s development, dignity, and physical and psychological integrity.
Save the Children works to prevent abuse and neglect from happening, ensure the victims of violence are supported and that justice is ensured. The November 21st event will showcase the work that Save the Children does around the world to protect children against violence. Carolyn Miles and the following Save the Children CEOs will be in attendance at this event:
Children's Day facts
Children's Day is an event celebrated on various days in many places around the world. International Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and Universal Children's Day is on November 20.
In Sri Lanka we celebrate In Sri Lanka we celebrate Children's Day on October 1. Other countries celebrate a local Children's Day on other dates. The International Children's Day had its origin in Turkey in 1920 and later in the World Conference for the Children's Day is an event celebrated on various days in many places around the world. International Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and Universal Children's Day is on November 20.
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Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was mooted by Rubab Mansoor, Grade 8 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954.
Universal Children's Day October 1. Other countries celebrate a local Children's Day on other dates. The International Children's Day had its origin in Turkey in 1920 and later in the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925
It is not clear as to why June 1 was chosen as International Children's Day: one theory is that the Chinese Consul-General in San Francisco (USA) gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in 1925, which happened to be on June 1 that year, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva.
Children's Day was first celebrated worldwide in October 1955, under the sponsorship of the International takes place on November 20 annually. First proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote the welfare of the worlds' children.
Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.
November 20 is also the anniversary of the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959.
The Convention of the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states.