Childrens Day is celebrated in many parts of the world. It is a day to highlight the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect, and instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride. It is also a day to honor adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children.
In August 1925, some 54 representatives from different countries gathered together in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the first World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children, during which the Geneva Declaration Protecting Children was passed. The proclamation made a strong appeal for the spiritual needs of children, relief for children in poverty , prevention of child labor, reassessing the way that children are educated and other issues related to the welfare of children around the world.
After the conference , various governments around the world designated a day, different in each country, as Childrens Day, to encourage and bring joy to children as well as to draw the attention of society to childrens issues.
Universal Childrens Day is on November 20. First proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the worlds children.