Universal Children’s Day: because all children have rights
November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. This is the date when the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of child rights. These are commonly called “Children’s Rights” or “Child Rights.”
This year - 2019 - marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. These rights protect all children, no matter where they live.
Universal Children’s Day reminds us that all children need to be both protected and respected. Even if they live on the moon, another planet, or even another galaxy!
Know your universal human rights. All children have the right to:
- Eat healthy food
- Drink clean water
- Be educated
- Feel safe
- And more!
You can find the full list of children’s rights at the UNICEF website.
The United Nations describes Universal Children’s Day as “a fun day with a serious message.” And at Uncle Goose, we’re serious about fun!
As proponents of education and play: your Uncle Goose will continue to hand-craft toys with sustainable basswood. With care, it’s possible that your children’s children — and even their children! — could be playing with the same Uncle Goose toys we made today.
How do you celebrate Universal Children’s Day? And what can you do to protect children’s rights while helping the planet?