The United Nations every year observes Universal Children's Day on November 20. The annual event to promote the welfare of children all over the globe started in 1954 after the UN General Assembly suggested all countries to organise it for children.
November 20 also marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
"This year, I wish to emphasise the importance of ensuring that the commitments made by the international community to the world's children are extended to a group of children who are often forgotten or overlooked: those deprived of their liberty," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Check out quotes by famous personalities, messages, wishes and greetings to be shared on Universal Children's Day 2016:
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. — Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa)
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. — Albert Einstein
Children make you want to start life over. — Muhammad Ali, American former professional boxer
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. — John F. Kennedy, Former President of the United States
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. — Rabindranath Tagore, famous Indian writer
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. — Billy Graham
My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. — Gena Lee Nolin
I am so proud of having a kid like you. You are the best thing that happened in my life. You make my life beautiful, cheerful and you fill my days with joyful moments. It's your special day my baby. Happy Children's Day 2016.
Children, they are the future of our country. Let them enjoy their life in whatever you do. Happy Children's Day to all tiny tods.
There are no words describe how special kids are.
They make us happy, they make us happy.
Happy Children's Day
Children are the best creation of god, they spread joy in every season. Lets your child enjoy his special day with lots of fun and laughter. Children's Day wishes.
Childhood is about innocence and playfulness.
It is also about joy and freedom. Happy Children's Day..!!
You are the future...
You are the hope for a better tomorrow...
You are the symbols of promise...
Happy International Children's Day
As said, children are the image of God
Let us celebrate the spirit of childhood on this
International Children's Day