World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November 2021 each year. The day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.
Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.
World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children. The event was attend by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare , UNICEF, Child Fund, other government agencies and departments with her fellow children.
In The Gambia, the commemoration was led by the children. As the chairperson of the event, in her opening statement, Fatou Jaiteh an SOS Children’s Villages participate called on the government of The Gambia to prioritize children’s welfare and wellbeing by creating a safe environment for all children to enjoy their rights through the implementation of the Children’s Act 2005 of The Gambia and other support policies to better the lives of children.
she also highlighted the role of parents, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities, and nations. “Children in The Gambia deserve better, they are today and they are tomorrow and they are the future”. Fatou Jaiteh.