3 year-old preschool student holds up a Khmer alphabet during a game that boosts literacy in  Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Photo Credit: Kj Borja/Save the Children 2015.

A 3-year-old preschool student holds up a Khmer character during a game that boosts literacy in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia.

Universal Children’s Day: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Save the Children is proud to join the United Nations in celebrating Universal Children’s Day, established in 1954. This important day promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th was the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are the most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard.

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