Palestinian Children’s Day 2014


CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

Palestinian Children’s Day 2014

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Stephen Lendman
Activist PostIn 1925, the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children first proclaimed a day to honor children. In 1954, it was universally established. Dozens of countries recognize it. Variants include the UN’s November 20 Universal Children’s Day.

It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day. It urged doing so to promote mutual exchange and understanding for children’s rights. It was done to promote child welfare worldwide. On November 20, 1958, UN members adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

On November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) became law. Universal Children’s Day is commemorated on other days. Many countries do so on June 1.  It’s done to create awareness about violence, exploitation, discrimination, and other abuses affecting children. They’re horrific. They’re rampant worldwide. They occur virtually everywhere. They’re…

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