"We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind." - We the Children

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

In 2000 world leaders outlined the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015. Though the Goals are for all humankind, they are primarily about children. UNICEF notes that six of the eight goals relate directly to children and meeting the last two will also make critical improvements in their lives.

In 2012, the Secretary-General launched a new initiative Education First. The Initiative aims to raise the political profile of education, strengthen the global movement to achieve quality education and generate additional and sufficient funding through sustained advocacy efforts. Achieving gains in education will have an impact on all the Millennium Development Goals, from lower child and maternal mortality, to better health, higher income and more environmentally-friendly societies.(Source)

Indigenous Children
As every child, indigenous children have the right to:

*Not be discriminated against

*Enjoy their culture

*Use their own language (read and write in their own language),

*Profess and practice their own religion

*Have access to education, vocational training, health and other services that are culturally sensitive

*Be protected from all forms of violence, exploitation, abuse and abandonment, including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking and child labour that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education.

Photos Credit soulbird

Indigenous Children- Australia

Children of the Brazilian indigenous Tikuna people

Native Pride 

Children Faces of Tibet

 Native Future

"If a child hasn't been given spiritual values within the family setting, they have no familiarity with the values that are necessary for the just and peaceful functioning in community."

 Being spiritual is remembering. It is remembering that the first thing that was gifted to you when you came into being was the spirit.

 Aztec dancer Mayahuel represents the next generation of dancers

 "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors: we borrow it from our children." 

The Promise of Tomorrow

 Let me look into my own eyes and see the beauty You have created. Let me have good thoughts. Being Human is not the color of my skin. Being Human is to listen to my heart, to think only the things You have taught, to watch nature, and live in harmony. Being Human is to act and to walk in a sacred way.
-A Child

As an eagle prepares its young to leave the nest will all the skills and knowledge it needs to participate in life, in the same manner so will I guide my children. I will use the culture to prepare them for life.

Children of the world

Responses to "Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th (Photos)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a beautiful presentation, I cried to see the lovely faces. I think of all the children of Palistine and Isreal who right now give thier lives to teach thier parents tolerence.I cry and pray.

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