Thursday, November 20, 2014

Universal Children's Day 2014

The United Nations Universal Children's Day 2014 falls on 20 November and it is a specially designated event to foster understanding between children and to promote international togetherness and awareness among children.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day for international children, which also works towards improving children's welfare and lives all over the globe. 
In Canada: National Child Day has been proclaimed across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centred on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. The "Child Day Act" outlines human rights to which children, under the age of 18, are entitled by law. This Act promotes awareness and teaches children that they have rights, like adults do, under the law. The date of celebration is November 20th. 

Fun Children Facts

1. The average age children begin to use a microwave is seven.
2.A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant. (No disagreements here!)
3.On an average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day (An understatement?)
4.For children, watching television alone can act as a natural painkiller (Don't try!)
5.The kneecaps of children are made of cartilage until the age of 3 years when it ultimately starts to turn into bones. (Scientifically verified!)

6.Those who are of the age of six and under are at the greatest risk of crushing or burning injuries of the hand.

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