Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Childrens Day...

It's Universal Children's Day today. The day is used to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.

November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states.

Go hug a child and be glad that your children live where their rights are protected, and think about children who live in parts of the world where they are not protected.

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