International Day Of Innocent Children Victims Of Aggression
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance that raises awareness about the pain and suffering of children all over the world who suffer mental, physical, and emotional abuse.
This day has been observed since 1982 when the UN convened an emergency special session to address the large number of Palestinian and Lebanese children who were victims of Israel’s acts of aggression during the 1982 Lebanon War.
It has been a UN observance ever since and a day on which millions of people around the world come together to try to solve the victimization of the world’s children. This day is observed annually on June 4th.
The History of International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
This observance day was first created during the 31st plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on August 19, 1982. While the assembly was considering the question of Palestine during its 7th emergency special session, they became appalled by the large number of innocent Lebanese and Palestinian children who had become victims of Israel’s aggression.
That’s when it was decided that June 4th would become an international observance day known as International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
Facts About Violence Against Children
Below are some harrowing facts about the violence perpetrated against children all around the world.
- It has been estimated that over a billion children between the ages of 2 and 17 have experienced sexual, mental, physical, or emotional violence.
- Violence against children can include maltreatment, bullying, sexual violence, and emotional or psychological violence.
- Death by homicide is one of the top four causes of death among adolescents around the world.
Observing International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
This observance day is marked by special meetings held by children’s organizations all over the world, as well as government agencies of many different countries. Everyone’s goal on this day is the same: to eliminate the suffering of children, especially during armed conflicts. It’s also a day that affirms the United Nations’ commitment to protecting children’s rights around the globe.