Children’s Day

Children's Day

Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honor children globally.

It began the second Sunday of June in 1856 by the Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Mass.

That Sunday of June Dr. Leonard held a special service just for children to Dedicate them. He christened the day, Rose Day. Later it was named Flower Sunday.

Still later the second Sunday of the month of July was named Children’s Day.

The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on 1 June since 1950. It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow.

Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, by United Nations recommendation.

Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on 20 November.

First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.

That is observed to promote the objectives outlined in the Charter and for the welfare of children.

On 20 November 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.[6] The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989 and can be found on the Council of Europe website.

In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals outlined by world leaders in order to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.

Albeit this applies to all people, the main objective is with regard to children.

UNICEF is dedicated to meeting the 6 of 8 goals that apply to the needs of children so that they are all entitled to basic rights written in the 1989 international human rights treaty.

It also delivers vaccines, works with policymakers for good health care and education and works exclusively to help children and protect their rights.

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