International Children's Day is an opportunity to do something special for the young ones. Every edition of the International Children's Day comes with a particular theme with a common thought – 'Children of today, our keepers tomorrow.' For those not in the know, the International Children's Day is celebrated as International Day for Protection of Children in many countries on June 1. Several non-profit organizations put in their best efforts towards making this day a success. It is all about treasuring children; praising and encouraging them to lead a fruitful life that is full of new experiences and adventure.
Not many would know that the World Conference for the Well-being of Children proclaimed International Children's Day on June 1, 1925 in Geneva, just before the International Day for the Protection of Children was established in Moscow on November 22, 1949 at the meeting of Women's International Democratic Federation. The International Day for the Protection of Children became universally established in 1954 and had the sole aim of protecting children's rights and abolishing child labor as a whole.
The International Children's Day commemorates protection of children from dangerous situations in the workplace and long working hours. On this day, a large number of schools and educational institutions make a special effort to inform kids about their rights in accordance to the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The day is dedicated to a theme of bringing awareness to children who have succumbed to violence in forms of exploitation, abuse and discrimination. There are nations where children experience armed conflict, live on the streets, suffer from discrimination and disabilities. The International Children's Day works on the theme of spreading out the message that the world has been created by adults who use religion as a tool for segregating people. It is a opportunity to make the world better informed about the plight of the children and the destruction that adults are causing in every way.
Like every year, this year would also witness UNICEF holding events in specific countries. These events are dedicated to draw people's attention to the children's rights in addition to initiating nationwide campaigns for highlighting the importance of caring for the lads.
Countries such as New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom observe the day as Universal Children's Day on November 20 and organize events that mark the anniversaries of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In Australia, the day is assigned to fourth Wednesday in October. India celebrates its Children's Day on November 14 – also the birthday of India's first Prime Minister and children's favorite, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.