Google Doodle celebrated on Saturday the World Children’s Day. UNICEF’s annual day of action for children aims to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly in 1959.
It also marks the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Notably, the global pandemic has shown how inequality affects the rights of every child.
Therefore, children and Youth from all over the world are calling for adults to create a better future for new generations, deal with the climate change issues, and end racism and discrimination.
“Amid a global pandemic, rising poverty, and social unrest, World Children’s Day is a time to celebrate young people’s unwavering hope and determination to build back better,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director of Partnerships Charlotte Petri Gornitzka. The road to recovery from COVID-19 must put children and young people at the heart of decision-making. As the leaders of tomorrow, they have the right to shape decisions made today.”
World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 2 November and now in its fifth year – aims to raise awareness for the millions of children that are denied their right to adequate health care, nutrition, education and protection, and to elevate young people’s voices as critical to any discussions about their future. It offers people an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.