WE CELEBRATE WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY
On November 20, 1989, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted. All UN member states that have ratified the Convention are committed not only to respecting its principles, but also to ensuring that they are preserved. Celebrating this day is an occasion for us adults to take stock of how we make these standards a reality by supporting children. The content of the Convention is an expression of the strong will of states to respect children's rights and the desire to provide better conditions for the development of the child.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1959, states: "Humanity has a duty to give the child the best of itself!". These are words we must not forget every day.
The Convention has an incredible power on all of us as members of society, that we must protect the rights and interests of children and expand the ways in which they can take an active part in decisions concerning their future.
This turns the date into World Children's Day and sends a message to the world of adults to draw their attention to the challenges that all children face.
"On this day, the world recognizes that children have irrevocable rights. If everyone recognizes that every child has the right to be honored and respected, that every child has the right to grow up in a family or family-like environment, that all children have the same rights, we will all live in a much better world and all children will have a much brighter future", shares the Chairperson of the SACP Dr. Eleonora Lilova.
On this occasion, the members of the Children's Council to the Chairperson of the SACP send their message to the children:
"Dear children, we, the children of the Children's Council, wish each of you a carefree childhood full of smiles. And although we are now in a difficult situation with the pandemic, we must not lose our optimism that together we will go through this and continue to boldly build our lives. Let us never lose the warm childlike smile, good deeds and the sparkle in our eyes, because with them we make the world better and give happiness to everyone around us! Let childhood be the most fun way for every child to grow up!”
Happy Holiday to all children!