November 20, World Children's Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This is a day to vindicate the rights of the little ones, something very necessary, especially in times of crisis like the ones we live in. As Save the Children points out, Spain has the third highest child poverty rate in Europe with 2.1 million boys and girls at risk of poverty (27.1%). By the end of the year, the NGO points out that this percentage will increase to 33%.

From the Chair we take advantage of this day to denounce the violation of the rights of millions of children around the world and to support and celebrate all those actions aimed at building a better world for children.