World Children's Day and National Child Day

World Children's Day and National Child Day
Posted on 11/12/2021
World Children's Day and National Child Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness and to improve children's welfare around the world. 

On this day in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Also on this day in 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In Canada, it is known as National Child Day. It is our official day to recognize Canada’s responsibilities to children and youth in fulfilment of their human rights, on the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is an opportunity to recognize the rights of all kids in Canada, while also acknowledging the unique rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. 

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