“children don’t vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them.”
-marian wright edelman
American activist for civil rights and children’s rights,
Founder and President Emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.
in honor of United Nations Universal Children’s Day
established in 1954 and celebrated on November 20th, this day promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and the improvement of children’s welfare. on this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and in 1989, adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
credits: united nations, united nations general assembly, sir ken robinson