Wednesday, November 19, 2014



 UNITED NATIONS Universal Children's Day,  November 20, 2014.

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Local names
Universal Children's Day
Día Universal del Niño
יום הילד האוניברסלי
عيد الطفولة

Contents UN Universal Children’s Day, Nov. 20, 2014
UN Universal Children’s Day, Nov. 20, 2014
UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNICEF and Violence Against Children
Violence Against Children
GOP vs. UN Convention, Contact President Obama
Recent OMNI Newsletters
Recent UNUCD Newsletters

United Nations
Universal Children's Day
20 November

"We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind."
We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up
to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-General (2001)
A woman teacher leads children in a game involving singing and role playing at a BRAC childcare centre in the Mirpur sub-district of Dhaka, the capital. UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0364/Noorani
By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. In spite of the overall gains, there are many children who have fallen even further behind. Old challenges have combined with new problems to deprive many children of their rights and the benefits of development.
To meet these challenges, and to reach those children who are hardest to reach, we need new ways of thinking and new ways of doing - for adults and children.
There is much to celebrate as we mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention, from declining infant mortality to rising school enrolment, but this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that much remains to be done. Too many children still do not enjoy their full rights on par with their peers.

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            -- 20 November is celebrated as the international day for children. The United Nations General Assembly recommended in 1954 (resolution 836 (IX)) that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of understanding between children and of activity promoting the welfare of the world's children. The date of 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), in 1989. Universal Children's Day 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the CRC!

During the 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, the world has taken action in every region and virtually every nation on earth. The mandate has produced significant results, helping to save and transform the lives of millions of children. Yet we cannot claim that children’s rights are being upheld when 17,000 children under the age of 5 die every day largely from preventable causes, when girls are kept home while their brothers go to school, or where mothers living in a remote community cannot access a simple vaccination for their children. We have a responsibility to find new ways of tackling the challenges not yet overcome, to reach the children not yet reached and to put equity and children’s rights at the centre of an agenda for action for all children.

Sources: UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library, UNICEF

Selected learning materials

Study Guide on the Human Rights of Children and Youth (HREA)

Conversation about child labour and the right to education with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (15 June 2005)

Children's Rights Here and Now (Amnesty International-USA)

Fields of Hope: Educational Activities on Child Labor. Teacher's Guide

"How to Protect Human Rights?" Lesson Plan: Children's Rights in the UN System of Human Rights Protection (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland)

Raising Children With Roots, Rights & Responsibilities: Celebrating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (USA)

Teaching for Human Rights: Pre-school and Grades 1-4

Teaching for Human Rights: Grades 5-10

International treaties on children's rights:

- Convention on the Rights of the Child

- Simplified version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

- Declaration of the Rights of the Child

- African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

- ILO Convention (No. 138) concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

- ILO Convention (No. 182) concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor

- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

Right to Education Project

International Labour Organization (ILO) on Child Labour

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Organisations that promote and protect the rights of children & youth

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