Universal Children's Day

In 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries introduce the practice of the celebration of World Children's Day (Universal Children's Day) as a day of global brotherhood and understanding of children on the activities aimed at ensuring the well-being of children all over the world.

UN invited governments to celebrate this day in any of the days that each of them is justified. November 20 marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration in 1959, the rights of children, and in 1989 — the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every year eleven million children die before their fifth birthday, tens of millions more are physically or mentally ill, not being able to get older, life and development.

Many of these deaths are due to easily preventable or easily treatable diseases, and others — the disastrous consequences of poverty, ignorance, discrimination and violence. Taken together, these factors bring bereavement to families, communities, states and throughout the world.

Not only in early childhood encounter with the forces that threaten the lives and well-being of children. They become more vulnerable, as they are often deprived of their rights, including the right to education, to participate in public and political life, to be protected from damage to health.

Nations Children's Fund conducts extensive work on all aspects of children's health — from the prenatal period until adolescence. The Fund attempts to provide pregnant women with access to proper medical supervision before and during delivery, enhance opportunities for families coping with childhood illnesses at home, advises communities on ensuring the highest level of health.

Children's Fund is making a special effort, ensuring that children who have lost parents to HIV / AIDS, received the same care as their peers. It also helps to provide a decent life for women and children suffering from AIDS.

Recall that International Children's Day celebrated annually {day-6-1} {1 June / day}.