Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017. 11:14 a.m. CST.
By Zoila Palma: Children are one of the most treasured possessions on earth; loved by one and all. Children’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the healthy growth and happiness of children. Whilst, November 20 is being observed as Universal Children’s Day, Belize is celebrating children today.
Schools countrywide are celebrating with sports days, family days and interactive activities in honor of children.
The United Nations declared November 20 as Universal Children’s Day, however, every country commemorates the special day on varied dates. The observance is intended to promote the welfare and well-being of children and also to celebrate childhood.
On November, 20,1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and on November 20, 1989, it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The United Nations Children’s Agency released a study referencing the population increase of children will make up 90 percent of the next billion people.
Parents, educators, guardians and leaders, let us continue to advocate and support the welfare of our children!
Happy Children’s Day Belize!
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