World Children Day
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Every year 20 November is observed as the world children day to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.
However in India National Children's Day is observed on 14 November to mark the birthday of the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Background to the day
World Children’s Day was first observed in 1954 as Universal Children's Day. This day has a special significance as on 20th November 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
Also on this day in 1989 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The theme of the World Children’s Day 2022: Inclusion, For Every Child
Child Rights Week
Child rights week is celebrated across India from November 14-20, starting from National Children’s Day to World Children’s Day.
To mark the occasion UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has started a campaign ‘goblue’.
Under this campaign many iconic buildings, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament building, State Legislative Assembly buildings and iconic historical monuments across India have been illuminated in blue light on 19 and 20 November for World Children’s Day to convey solidarity on the issue of child rights.
UNICEF said that Dhar village in Madhya Pradesh, and thousands of village streets in Sarguja, Bastar region and in the central region will go blue in solidarity with child rights.
Regional Ambassador for UNICEF South Asia Sachin Tendulkar, and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Bollywood actor Ayushman Khurrana also participated at a symbolic futsal match with children.
UNICEF is a United Nations agency which was set up on 11 December 1946 as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. It was renamed as the United Nations Children's Fund in 1953.
It provides development and humanitarian assistance to children and mothers.
Headquarters: New York, United Sates of America.
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