The United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day was first established in 1954 to promote international unity and awareness amongst and about children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children’s welfare.
On the 14 December 1954, the resolution 836(IX) of the General Assembly encouraged the establishment of this day across many countries, in order to ‘promote the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world’. The date chosen (20th of November) marks two important events in terms of establishing children’s rights. The first event was when the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the second event was the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
In celebration of Universal Children’s Day 2015, Al-Khair Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters who have helped us to advocate for the welfare of children, and give them their due rights. The children of the world are the future, and we strive to empower and enrich them with the tools they need to thrive and achieve their dreams. We are thankful that our humanitarian aid programmes are able to provide children with better educational opportunities, safety and shelter, health, family support and emergency relief.
Please click the children’s rights from the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ to see how Al-Khair Foundation, as a UK-based Muslim Charity and international NGO, is advocating for them through our relevant programmes:
With your help we can ensure that no child is denied these rights. Please join us today in celebrating the rights of children everywhere, and continue to support their advocacy by raising awareness of, and supporting our programmes. Please Donate here.