The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day

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The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Save the Children announced that this year’s theme to commemorate Universal Children’s Day would focus on: Stop Violence Against Children! Zara Nur Shasmeen Binti Nur Azmir, one of our SKIPS students from Year 6 Hawks, submitted an essay on a topic chosen by her in conjunction with UNICEF's World Children's Day. Today Zara’s article was selected and published in the New Straits Times (NST). Well done Zara!