International Childs Day
Celebrating something different each day of the year itÕs an ancient human costume. Formerly human beings celebrated relevant events that symbolise something important for a certain society. They celebrated several events such as the start of the seasons or the phases of the moon. And we, as human beings, have continued with the same tradition for so long.
Currently, during the year, we celebrate and commemorate several events such as the World Kiss day. Nevertheless human beings do not celebrate globally the same events in the same date or in the same way, as it happens with ChildrenÕs day. This event, also called International Day for Protection of Children, is celebrated around the world in a different date.
June 1 was the date proclaimed to be ChildrenÕs day by The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. During this event, speeches on childrenÕs rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children are held.
There is also a similar event called Universal ChildrenÕs Day that is celebrated every 20 November. It was established by the United Nations in 1954 with the aim of promoting the welfare of children around the world. The compliance of this event is held thanks to many national institutions, as British Red Cross which stopping children being soldiers is one of its several aims.
There are also international institutions as HREA which, as it states, works to ensure that children and youth across the globe are able to realise their human rights and that childrenÕs rights practitioners, development workers, social workers, youth workers, legal professionals, law enforcement and policy makers have the knowledge and skills they need to promote and protect childrenÕs human rights.
By Ariadna Perez Travieso
Student at CET Services