World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20, which often becomes an occasion of sheer joy and significance. People often confuse this day with just celebrating kids around the world without knowing its significant cause. Every year, in November, World Children’s Day 2023 becomes the reason to raise your voices for children’s rights and lives. It’s not a day of celebration but addressing the challenges and struggles children come across globally.
The reason behind this particular date, November 20, is because it marks the anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. Also, the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. This year, it’ll mark 34 years since its pivotal Convention.
History of World Children’s Day
The very first Children’s Day was in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day on November 20 every year. People celebrate this day by promoting togetherness, awareness, and empathy around the world to improve children’s welfare.
November 20 is an important day because it is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. 1989 was also the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly.
Who Should Take Part in World Children’s Day Campaign?
EVERY SINGLE HUMAN should contribute to this international day in their societies, communities, and overall in their nations. Be it a mother, father, government leader, social activist, religious and community elder, media professional, nurse, teacher, tutor, or doctor, everyone else can play an important role in making this year’s World Children’s Day seen and heard!
The least we can do is to be aware and educate people in our surroundings, to those who are still unaware of this day and what it stands for. As an individual in our nation, it’s our core responsibility to educate, promote, and celebrate every child’s right. If anything wrong happens to their rights or if they’re unable to exercise them, we must raise our voices against that. Together, we can make this world a better place for children to live and prosper.
The Theme for 2023: For Every Child, Every Right
Every year, there is a theme for World Children’s Day which is why this year’s theme is “For Every Child, Every Right.” A much-needed slogan to promote children’s rights in society, which often gets neglected. The significant purpose behind this slogan is to invest our time and money into children’s well-being. By getting proper education about their rights in society, they’ll be able to exercise them or speak about them. The theme encourages individuals, communities, and governments to take action for children’s empowerment so their future is bright!
We can’t put enough emphasis on the fact that children’s well-being is so important for their overall development. We should build a safe, nutritious, and growth-driven environment where children can grow and thrive. This World Children’s Day, let’s commit to contributing to their mental and physical health.