United Nations Universal Children’s Day

November 20 is the United Nations Universal Children’s Day. It was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
“Children are the safeguards of our future, our livelihood to live, and it is our duty for all of us to raise today’s child as the confident grown up of tomorrow.”
~ Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ~
Atatürk dedicated April 23rd to children, and in 1929 it was declared as “National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.” Turkey was the first country to have a day to celebrate the Children. UNESCO declared April 23, 1979, as the International Year of the Child and UNICEF recognized this day as the International Children’s Day.

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