November 20

Universal Children’s Day

Established in 1954 as recommended by the United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA), November 20 is Universal Children’s Day, an important day celebrated in more than 100 countries. Why was Universal Children’s Day instituted? To protect children who were subjected to child labour conditions. To provide all children with access to an education. How has Universal […]

United Nations International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of The Child

In 2011 the United Nations General Assembly established October 11 as the official International Day of the Girl Child as a means of recognising the rights of young girls across the world and the challenges which they face. This year is the first year this day is being celebrated and the theme is “Ending Child […]

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