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June 1st, is World Day of the Child noted since 1950

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June 1st, is World Day of the Child noted since 1950

Post by Pedro Silva on Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:49 am

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June 1st, is World Day of the Child noted since 1950

Friday, June 1, 2012 00:00

Today is World Children's Day, which was the genesis of post-war, a world plagued, in social and humanitarian who wanted to defend the children of destruction. On the initiative of the Women's International Democratic Federation, the celebration was born. But more than half a century later, there are principles to be fulfilled."The child must be protected from practices which may foster racial, religious, or any other nature. Should be educated in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood and in full awareness that it must devote their energies and skills at the service of their fellow men. "It is one of the principles of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution of November 20, 1959 Unicef. And one of the proofs of the Universal Declaration remains unfulfilled, more than 50 years after being created.Today marks the International Children's Day and it is time to reflect on the rights of children, who continue to starve, even in developed countries. UNICEF revealed that 30 million children in extreme difficulty, in the developed countries.And so the World Children's Day should be celebrated, even though the repeated celebrations of June 1 have not yet led to the fulfillment of all the principles of the Universal Declaration.The World Children's Day is officially on November 20, the date that the UN recognizes as Universal Children's Day, in celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. However, the effective date of celebration established in almost all the world is June 1 since May honors Mary, the mother of Jesus.In this June 1, 1945, during World War II, the Allies bombed Osaka, Japan's second city, devastated by 6110 tons of explosives laid by B-29 bombers, the same year in which the same city had been destroyed by similar attack three months earlier.And it was precisely this global conflict that led to the celebration of World Children's Day. After this war, with Europe destroyed, a group of countries of the United Nations begins to social reconstruction and humanitarian, with the creation of institutions such as UNICEF, child protection.In 1950, the Women's International Democratic Federation proposed that the UN definition of a day dedicated to children around the world. It was the genesis of the World Children's Day, which began to be celebrated in 1950.Born June 1 Francesco Casanova, Italian painter (1727), Nicolas Sadi Carnot, French physicist (1796), Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (1804), Marilyn Monroe, American actress (1926), Norman Foster, British architect ( 1935), Morgan Freeman, American actor (1937), Alexi Lalas, a former football player and American musician (1970), Maria Rueff, Portuguese actress (1972) and Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer (1974).Nicolas Appert died on this day, French inventor (1841), Pope Gregory XVI (1846), Camilo Castelo Branco, a Portuguese writer (1890), John Dewey, philosopher and educator U.S. (1952), Adolf Eichmann, Nazi official (1962 ) and Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (2008).Today marks the International Children's Day, the anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

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