International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is an occasion to recall the sacred duty, enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, to ensure that all children, without any exception whatsoever, enjoy special protection.”
In his message for the 1983 observance,Former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, uttered this words in support of innocent child who had been and still were victims of aggression.
Brief History Of This Day.
On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (resolution-ES-7/8)
The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
Today as mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, auntie, friends and most importantly, family, we come in contact with children everyday of our lives. We all should make it a point of duty to show some level of responsibility, concern, care, love, support for the children around us- most especially those whom we feel or suspect they are likely victims of aggression and violence. In whatever way we can, we should always stand up for them and make sure they realize they are not alone in their struggles.
Together we can build a generation of children who will not grow up in fear of the unknown, but it starts with us, it begins with You!
Source: United Nations