Nov. 21, 2019, noon
This year marks the 60th anniversary of UN General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
"Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status"...
World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November 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, World 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
About the Convention:
Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was the most widely ratified international human rights treaty and it sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
For more information please visit the UNCHR's website.
Also you can watch the short animation about the Children Rights that is prepared of European Institute of BİLGİ.