World Children's Day

World Children's Day
World Children's Day

The Day of World Brotherhood and Understanding of Children is celebrated on November 20.

World Children's Day

In 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries implement the celebration of Universal Children's Day as a day of world brotherhood and understanding for children, dedicated to activities aimed at ensuring the well-being of children around the world

Eleven million children die every year before their fifth birthday, and tens of millions more remain physically or mentally ill, unable to grow up, live and develop.

Many of these deaths are due to easily preventable or easily treatable diseases; others, the devastating consequences of poverty, ignorance, discrimination and violence. Together, these causes are causing great loss to families, communities, nations, and the world.

It is not only in early childhood that one has to face the forces that threaten the life and well-being of children. They are becoming more vulnerable as they are often denied rights, including the right to education, participation in public and political life, and protection from harm.

UNChildren's Fund does extensive work on all aspects of children's he alth - from the prenatal period through adolescence. The foundation works to ensure that pregnant women have access to proper medical care before and during childbirth, strengthen families' ability to manage childhood illnesses at home, and advise communities on how to maximize he alth care.

The Children's Fund makes a special effort to ensure that children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS receive the same care as their peers. It also helps ensure a decent life for women and children with AIDS.

Recall that International Children's Day is celebrated annually on June 1st.

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