Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954 to encourage understanding between children and promote children’s welfare around the world. It is held on 20 November, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Rights link: The Whole Convention
During the school day all children attended assemblies where we discussed the convention and why it was a landmark project. They also looked at the difference the convention has made to the lives of children worldwide and the importance of their own rights and the rights of children all over the world.