Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obama Proclamation Mirrors United Nation’s Universal Child’s Day

By Penny Starr
November 20, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Breaking with previous administration’s marking of National Child’s Day, President Barack Obama continued his tradition of proclaiming the day on Nov. 20 -- the date recommended by the United Nation’s to coincide with the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In 1954, the United Nations established Children’s Day on Nov. 20 to address child labor issues and access to education and established that date through the subsequent Rights of the Child proclamations.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children should “be brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

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