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Celebrating Children

International Children’s Day, which is not the same as Universal Children’s Day, is celebrated annually on June 1. Although widely celebrated, many countries vày not recognize June 1 as Children’s Day.

In the United States, Children’s Day is typically celebrated on the second Sunday in June. The tradition dates back khổng lồ 1856 when the Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts, held a special service focused on children.

Over the years, several denominations declared or recommended an annual observance be held for children, but no government kích hoạt has been taken. Past presidents have periodically proclaimed a National Child’s Day or National Children’s Day, but no official yearly celebration of National Children’s Day has been established in the United States.

The International Day for Protection of Children is also observed on June 1 and has helped elevate June 1 as the internationally recognized day to lớn celebrate children. The International Day for Protection of Children became universally established in 1954 to lớn protect children’s rights, over child labor và guarantee access khổng lồ education.

Universal Children’s Day was created to lớn change the way children are viewed & treated by society & to improve children’s welfare. First established by a United Nations’ Resolution in 1954, Universal Children’s Day is a day to lớn advocate for và champion the rights of children. Children’s rights are not special rights or different rights. They are fundamental human rights. A child is a human being, entitled to lớn be treated as one & should be celebrated as such.


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Mankind Owes to lớn Children the Best That It Has lớn Give

In 1925, the World Conference for the Well-being of Children declared June 1 as the day lớn draw the world’s attention to lớn issues affecting children. The represented countries recognized that "mankind owes khổng lồ the Child the best that it has to give." As a result the Conference adopted the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

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The child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially và spiritually;The child that is hungry must be fed; the child that is sick must be nursed; the child that is backward must be helped; the delinquent child must be reclaimed; và the orphan và the waif must be sheltered and succored;The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress;The child must be put in a position to earn a livelihood, & must be protected against every form of exploitation;The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to lớn the service of fellow men.

In 1959, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which was based on the structure và contents of the Geneva Declaration và reaffirmed that "mankind owes to the child the best it has khổng lồ give." This new declaration set forth 10 principles lớn safeguard children before as well as after birth & laid the groundwork for the adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989, the most rapidly và widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.

"Safety và security don"t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus & public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life không tính phí of violence & fear." — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
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Child Sponsorship Celebrates Children

Millions of children throughout the world live in extreme poverty. Their families try to lớn survive on less than $1.25 a day. The children are often deprived of medicine, education and shelter. Many live without access khổng lồ clean water. They are unprotected & oppressed, starved of affection & opportunity and trapped in an cycle of disadvantage passed from one generation khổng lồ another, if they"re able to lớn survive past childhood.

For many children born into poverty their first day of life is also their last. Of those who survive their first day, many will die within the month. And even more will die before the age of five. But this need not continue.

Since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, the global mortality rate for children under five years old has been cut in half. The world community is beginning khổng lồ give its best khổng lồ children. It"s improving the odds for every child, giving them a chance khổng lồ rise above disadvantage & discrimination, to lớn push past predators and abuse, to lớn fight off disease, ignorance, malnutrition and shame so they may live up lớn their fullest potential.

Through our Child Sponsorship Program we offer children the opportunity for a life released from poverty. We provide mentoring, critical medical resources and medical checkups, nutritious food, supplemental vitamins, health & hygiene training, educational assistance, emotional support, spiritual guidance and access khổng lồ special services like surgeries và disaster relief.

If you want lớn help children in need claim their rights và their potential, sponsor a child. Child sponsorship is one of the most cost-effective methods for affecting beneficial change for the poor & many economists view it as the most effective long-term development intervention for helping the poor.1