WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20th November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare from climate change, education and mental health, to ending racism and discrimination. Children and young people raise their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and call for adults to create a safe space and better future them. The day recognizes education as a basic right and is one of the key international documents that form the basis of all Agency work. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Right of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Right of the Child. Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights. World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a safe space for children and young people. Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, play an important role in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.
It is based on the above background, that the Young Visionary Leaders Ghana and it partners: Global Fund for Children, Move the World, Mother of All Nation, and Ghana Education Service observed this day with children in the Weija Gbawe Municipality. Every year, the Young Visionary Leaders Ghana and partners observe this day to create the platform for children and young people to advocate for their basic human rights.