While we in India observe Children’s Day on November 14, the Universal Children’s Day is observed on November 20. The date November 20 marks the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. It provides the occasion to think about the wellbeing of children worldwide.
Later in November, UNICEF and the city of Copenhagen will host a Children’s Climate Forum. One hundred and sixty youth delegates from 40 countries will be representing the young people of the world at the Children’s Climate Forum. They will express their thoughts, ideas and calls for action on how to secure the rights of children in a world affected by climate change. The Children’s Forum is taking place a week earlier than the meeting of government delegates from 6 to 16 December, for the Conference of Parties on Climate Change. The Children’s Forum recommendations will be heard as the Conference makes decisions that will affect children and young people’s lives today and shape their world of tomorrow.
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