Universal Children's Day

Children's health comes first, fun in the beach. photo VD: Anayansi Rivas.

By Anayansi Rivas

Every 20 November is the Universal Children's Day, this date serves to raise awareness among the adult population about the rights of the child, how fragile and vulnerable they are.

Children have the right to education, Health, protection, freedom of expression, regardless of color, social class or immigration status where they are.

All children have the right to freedom and protection. photo VD: Anayansi Rivas

Since the year 1954 the Universal Day of all the children of the world is celebrated, so also since the year 1959 the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights is commemorated and in 1989 the approval of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In 1953, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), became a permanent organization within the United Nations system (HIM), is present in 190 countries, is dedicated to providing support and protection to children.

Children exploring rocks, education is a child's right. photo VD: Anayansi Rivas

However this year has been different, the pandemic, natural disasters and social insecurity have overshadowed children's happiness.

However, it should be noted that not everything is negative, in these difficult times that the world lives, parents have had great opportunities with each other: spend more time with the children, as well as value the great effort and dedication of the teachers towards the students.

Eight months have passed in prison and there is still no green light to leave freely, little by little the rights of the human being are being lost.

The future of children is in the parents watching over and taking care of them, It is their responsibility in the same way to constantly seek that their rights are enforced especially in this pandemic scenario where the rights of children have been more violated.