The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children.
A similar event, Universal Children's Day, falls on 20 November. It was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the world.
- Wikipedia - Children's Day
Information about when and how Children's Day is celebrated in different parts of the world.
- Universal Children's Day
Find out more about this day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.
- Human Rights Education Associates - Universal Children's Day
Learning materials and useful links to support using Universal Children's Day as a context for learning.
- British Red Cross - Child soldier
This lesson plan looks at the way some armies and militias "press gang" children and young people into fighting