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First Universal Children’s Day is one of several Children’s Day celebrations held through the year in different parts of the world. Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954, to take action to promote the welfare of the world’s children. The UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the same day 30 years later. The text of the convention can be found on the Council of Europe’s website. Universal Children’s Day is held to promote a sense of togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. The Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines children’s rights as the right to life,  health, education, play, family life and protection from violence. It also endorses their right not be discriminated against, and to have their views heard.

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