Universal Children’s Day - What is required for a better world?

▴ Universal Children’s Day - What is required for a better world?
About 150 million children over the globe are occupied with child labor, and they do not get the opportunity to enjoy their childhood.

     Putting resources or investing in our future means investing in our young ones that is why World Children's Day persuades everyone to highlight, advocate, promote and praise children's rights, converting into dialogues and activities that will fabricate a superior world for youngsters.


Parents, educators, medical caretakers and specialists, government pioneers and common society activists, older population, corporate magnates, and media experts, just as youngsters and kids themselves, can have a significant impact in making World Children's Day important for their social orders, networks and countries.


History of World Children's Day

It was first started in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November every year to advance global harmony, mindfulness among children around the world, and improving youngsters' government assistance.


Since 1990, World Children's Day additionally denotes the commemoration of the date that the UN General Assembly embraced both the Declaration and the Convention on youngsters' privileges. Initially gained in 1924 by the League of Nations, the UN embraced this report as its own assertion of children’s rights.


November twentieth is a significant date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly received the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is likewise the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly embraced the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


The first of the content is as follows:

  1. The child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially and spiritually
  2. 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 succored.
  3. The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress.
  4. The child must be put in a position to earn a livelihood and must be protected against every form of exploitation.
  5. The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of its fellow men.

This year, the COVID-19 emergency has brought about a Children’s rights emergency. The expenses of the pandemic for kids are prompt and, if unaddressed, may endure forever.

In September 2012, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations drove the activity for the education of youngsters. He wanted each youngster to be able to go to school by 2015. Besides, to improve the range of abilities procured in these schools. Finally, implementing policies with respect to training to promote peace, respect, and environmental concern. 


World Children's Day isn't only a day to praise kids for what their identity is, yet to carry attention to kids the world over that have encountered brutality in types of misuse, abuse, and separation. Youngsters are utilized as workers in certain nations, drenched in the outfitted clashes, living in the city, enduring by contrasts be it religion, minority issues, or handicaps. As of now, there are around 153 million youngsters between the ages of 5 and 14 who are constrained into kid work.


World Children's day by numbers


  • 264 million – The number of kids who don't go to school. 
  • 90% – by far most youngsters with handicaps don't go to class, confronting various boundaries, from disgrace and obliviousness to the absence of infrastructure, materials, or prepared educators. 
  • 1 out of 10 – It is assessed that there are 1 billion individuals around the globe with incapacities, and at any rate 1 out of 10 are kids. 
  • 150 million – The number of youngsters overall occupied with child labor, not in any event, getting the opportunity to be kids. 
  • $1.25 – The normal cost a day for every kid in agricultural nations to give a full pattern of pre-essential through optional schooling. 
  • 989 – Singapore beat every other nation, positioning 989 out of 1000 out of 2019 for the least kids missing out on childhood, as per Save The Children. 
  • 375 – Niger positioned the least of all nations for the most measure of kids missing out on their childhood in 2019 
  • 43 – The United States gravely followed essentially all other progressed nations in helping kids arrive at their full potential in a 2019 report by Save The Children. 
  • 26 million – The number of kids out of school in Ethiopia in view of the COVID pandemic 
  • 99% – The assessment of youngsters around the world — 2.3 billion — live in one of the 186 nations that have executed some type of limitations because of COVID-19. 


Our future relies on youngsters. As we face COVID-19, what will you do to reconsider a superior world for each youngster? 

To observe Universal Children's Day, think about instructing your children, students, and family regarding the lives of children their age in various parts of the world.

Let them know about the reality and the harsh living conditions of some of the nations and let them feel empathetic towards them. This exercise will definitely help in developing your child to become a better human being while loving, respecting, and caring for another human being and that is what we and the World at large needs moving forward to live in peace and harmony and this can happen only when we humans and the coming generation is aware of the surroundings.







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