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November 20, 2020

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The theme of World Children Day 2020


The new theme of International children day 2020 is,

” Investing in our future means investing in our children”


United Nations (UN) gives a particular theme every year for World Children Day to promote awareness among children, togetherness and improving children’s welfare.



What is universal children's day?


World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to encourage international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.


November 20th is a significant 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 accepted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Since 1990, World Children's Day also signifies the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights.


Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play a significant part in making World Children's Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.


World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will create a better world for children.


This year, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights problem. The costs of the pandemic for children are sudden and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.


It’s time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to build.


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History of Universal Children’s Day


Universal Children’s Day was first declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1954. Originally, there were 2 goals this day was to help achieve: to motivate children of all races, creeds and religions to spend time together, getting to know each other and appreciating each other’s differences, and to prompt governments worldwide to pay more attention to the welfare of their youngest citizens. Although Universal Children’s Day takes spot on November 20th, each country that participates in the festivities has its own date set aside for this purpose—in South Sudan, for example, Children’s Day is celebrated on December 23rd, in Cuba on the third Sunday of July, and in India on November 14th. Since its establishment as a holiday, Universal Children’s Day has been tied to many different, honorable causes, such as the commitment to ending HIV/AIDS by 2015. Another one of the goals Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations aspires to reach is for every child to have permit to an education and be able to attend school. Promoting peace, respect and interest for the environment among the world’s children are also considered to be of utmost significance.


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How to celebrate Universal Children’s Day?


The first aspect you’ll have to ask yourself when celebrating Children’s Day is when you want to celebrate it. As mentioned before, nearly every country celebrates this day on a different date, so depending on where you are in the world, the ways you can do it vary. If you have children, this day would be a great day to spend with them, performing something both fun and educational that the whole family can enjoy. How about an outing to the zoo? Nothing is quite as interesting to children as wild animals are, and staring them live and function will give you lots of opportunities to talk about different parts of the world and the environment with yours. You could also take them to see a good children’s film, so you can first watch it and then talk over the story afterwards. Why did the hero/heroin act the way he or she did? Why was the villain’s attitude wrong? What would your child do if he or she was in an identical situation? Though various people do not seem to notice, all of the better animated movies are not just about colorful animation and lively songs—they teach significant life lessons to children as well, about friendship, loyalty, compassion, common sense and love, making them excellent topics for a conversation with your son or daughter over an ice cream sundae after the movie.