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FMSI invites the Marist world to prepare the Universal Children’s Day

09/11/2015: General House

In view of the Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20th, FMSI launches an initiative to call attention on the rights of Infancy and to stimulate the debate on this theme.  

In the preceding months, it was proposed to our students of the Marist world to reflect on the conditions of Infancy and on the implementation of the rights of minors in their own country, lending special attention to the recommendations made by the organisms of the UN proposed to the guardianship or protection of human rights.  The texts for children and boys of five countries, Australia, Brazil Chile, Guatemala and Madagascar, have been published on the site of FMSI and are proposed in the form of an E-Mail, every day up to November 20, to friends, companions, supporters of the Foundation … a way to give voice to the younger and to invite to reflection on the condition of so many children regarding the present problems today.

The Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20. The United Nations General Assembly in 1954 recommended its celebration. It aimed at encouraging all countries to establish an official day to: promote mutual exchange and understanding among children; launch an initiative to support and promote the well-being of children around the world; celebrate the Children’s Day annually.

November 20 is also the anniversary of the day in which the UN’s General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was also approved that same day in 1989, and since then 196 States have ratified it.

We have mentioned two different documents: the Declaration adopted by the UN in 1959, and the Convention, in 1989. You may click the hyperlink on each document to view the full content.

Read the witnesses of children and young persons  on the condition of the children in their country.


Contribute to the debate on the rights of infancy in your country and in the world on the Facebook page of FMSI.

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