June 1st was proclaimed International Children’s Day by The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.
It is a day to celebrate childhood.
Despite their rights, many children still suffer from poverty, homelessness, abuse, neglect, preventable diseases, and unequal access to education and justice systems which do not recognize their special needs. These are problems that occur in both industrialized and developing countries.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) advocates the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
There are two lasting gifts we can give our children: one is roots; the other wings.
Happy Children´s Day 2012