- June 1 -

International Children's Day

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. After the conference, different governments around the world decided to declare a day as Children's Day to draw attention to children's issues. Many countries...

International Children's Day

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. After the conference, different governments around the world decided to declare a day as Children's Day to draw attention to children's issues. Many countries chose June 1, so this is the reason, why International Children's Day take place an June 1.

It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children.

A similar event, Universal Children's Day, falls on 20 November. It was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the world. On October 1953, Children’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Geneva with International Union for Child Welfare as the sponsor. This Children’s Day celebration inspired United Nations General Assembly to observe Universal Children’s Day in 1954.

Source:
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/i/internationalchildrensday.asp
http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/international-childrens-day/14450.html

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

Global Day of Parents
World Milk Day

You may also like...

Interesting events from Global category.

World Radio Day

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves. As radio continues to...

International Francophonie Day

The International Francophonie Day is being celebrated March 20 as it is every year throughout the world and especially in the 77 member countries of the International Organization of "La Francophonie". This date commemorates the signing on March 20, 1970, of the Niamey Convention which resulted in...

May Day

Celebrated by workers around the world as an expression of their international solidarity and shared political aspirations for freedom. The first of May was originally celebrated by pagans throughout Europe as the beginning of summer, which was recognised as a day of fertility (both for the...

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The day will be commemorated in over 100 countries around the world and will highlight the horrific consequences of homophobia and transphobia on gender and sexual minorities. 17 May is a symbolic date for the fight against homophobia. On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organisation removed...

World UFO day

World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. In the past there were two days that were called World UFO day. July 2nd and the 24th of June. The WUFODO (World UFO Day Organization) declared July 2nd to be the official World UFO...

International Day of Rural Women

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet