Universal Children’s Day is celebrated annually on the 20th of November, and it offers a great opportunity to promote international awareness and celebrate children’s rights and welfare. On this day 61 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the first international consensus on the fundamental principles of children’s rights.
The 20thof November 1989 also marks the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a legally binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.
This year, COVID-19 has resulted in a child rights crisis. Worldwide, the pandemic is putting essential services like health, education and protection of our children under pressure. Lockdown measures come with a heightened risk of children witnessing or suffering violence and abuse and exposing them to new risks.
The PROCHILD Project is working to protect the rights of boys and girls around the world as a priority commitment.