Today the 20th of November we celebrate the universal children’s day, it’s a day so as to honour children all around the world and thus reminding us of the importance of protecting our children against all kinds of abuse, violence, exploitation and discrimination.
The Universal children’s day was being first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 so as to encourage all countries to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and enabling the initiation of action to promote the welfare of children so that each one of them might benefit from these actions.
On November 20, 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child sometimes known as the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, its an international document promoting child rights.
Here is the text of the document, as published by the International Save the Children Union in Geneva on 23 February 1923:
- The child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially and spiritually.
- The child that is hungry must be fed, the child that is sick must be nursed, the child that is backward must be helped, the delinquent child must be reclaimed, and the orphan and the waif must be sheltered and succoured.
- The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress.
- The child must be put in a position to earn a livelihood, and must be protected against every form of exploitation.
- The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of its fellow men.
We as adults it’s of our duty in helping in the eradication of any form of violence done against children all across the globe, we are living in an era where children are still being forced into labour at a very young age, some being in child prostitution or child pornography, everyday there are cases of children being savagely violented, so many cases of children being abducted and some are being forced in military conflict.
Everyday our children are psycholygically suffering from the effects of war, of mockeries due to physical dissabilities or religion. It’s a shame that we as humans we don’t try all of our best so as to stop all these bad issues happening to these innocent beautiful children.
So happy children’s day to all our children and may their innocence always remain pure.