Celebrating the World’s Children

Celebrating the World’s Children

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While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.

In 1925, the World Conference for the Well-being of Children observed the first-ever Children’s Day on June 1. Today, more than 50 countries around the world hold their festivities that day. In the United States, children are celebrated on the second Sunday of June, or June 8 for 2014. And eight countries mark the United Nations’ as Universal Children’s Day on November 20.

Every day of the year, CARE celebrates children by helping protect their rights and seeing that they get the nutrition, education and care they need to grow up healthy, strong and prepared for the future. 

© 2010 Staci Dixon/CARE