Google Markes 64th Anniversary of International Children’s Day

By: Ahmed Yasser

CAIRO, Nov. 20 (SEE) – Google is celebrating today the 64th anniversary of Universal Children’s Day with a special doodle. The goal of Child day is to improve child welfare worldwide promote and celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness among all children.

November 20 was chosen as Child day, marking the anniversary day when the Declaration of the ”Child Rights” was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1989 the Convention on the Rights of  Child was also signed on the same date.

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us 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.

Google Marks 64th Anniversary of Children’s Day

The UK celebrates the day on November 20 alongside with Canada, New Zealand, and other countries.

However, some countries such as Australia and India still chose different dates during the year to celebrate this day.

India celebrates Children’s day on the 14th November annually. The Asian country organizes many functions, events, and programs  in schools and other organizations.

Many government departments, corporate institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) announce various schemes and organize a variety of competitions and events for children as well as holding Children’s film festivals are on this day.

India’s efforts are also made to reach out to orphaned, homeless and underprivileged children, with students encouraged to distribute food, clothes, and books in their school’s district.

Universal Children’s Day is a part of work carried out by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its logo consists of an image of a mother and child, a globe, olive branches, and the word “UNICEF.”

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