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.
So, SFN members and other who read these posts, today is important for me personally and professionally, especially having made a tiny contribution to the Convention before 1989 and somewhat more since. It is not only children's rights but many other human rights issues that matter to me and I would like us to see and celebrate such things as International Women's Day, for the disabled, minorities, victims of war and who ever else we can think of. We may find bones on contention here on SFN, but let us always remember our lives are usually better than many others.
So, happy Universal Children's Day.