World Children's Day: It's time for every child to have every right. | History & Children's Rights
Every year on November 20, World Children's Day—originally known as Universal Children's Day—is observed to encourage global understanding, raise children's welfare standards, and promote international cooperation.
The day the UN General Assembly enacted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, November 20 is significant. The UN General Assembly also adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on this day in 1989.
Importance Of World Children's Day:
Making World Children's Day relevant for their cultures, communities, and countries can involve parents, teachers, nurses, and medical professionals, as well as government officials and civil society activists, religious leaders, community elders, business titans, and media moguls.
The celebration of children's rights on World Children's Day gives each of us a motivational starting point for activities and conversations that will improve the world for children.
The United Nations General Assembly declared the rights of the child in 1959. The General Assembly adopted the Children's Convention. This agreement was signed by 196 nations. Under the treaty, for the first time, governments set human rights for children on par with adults. There are 54 articles in this convention. In these 54 articles, 41 specific rights have been given to the children. Economic, social, and political rights were given together for the first time in this article.
Child rights include children's
- Right to Life,
- Right to Rood
- Right to Nutrition
- Right to Health
- Right to Development
- Right to Education
- Right to Identity
- Right to Name
- Right to Nationality
- Right to Family
- Right to Entertainment
- Right to security
- Right to illegal trafficking of children.
Child rights in India
Although 41 child rights have been given in the constitution, 16 of these rights are very important for Indian children. In this, the right to life is one of the fundamental rights.
Apart from this, there should be no discrimination, the responsibility of parents, health services, a good standard of living, proper provision for children with disabilities, provision of education, prevention of drugs, protection from abuse, sports, and cultural activities, protection of orphans, children Protection of workers, protection from sexual exploitation, juvenile justice management, prohibition of torture-slavery, etc. are important rights.