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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

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The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4 each year.

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionEnglish
Día internacional de los Niños Víctimas Inocentes de AgresiónSpanish
היום בינלאומי קורבנות ילדים חפים מפשע של תוקפנותHebrew
اليوم الدولي للأطفال الأبرياء ضحايا العدوانArabic
침략의 무고한 어린이 피해자의 날Korean
Internationaler Tag der Kinder, die unschuldig zu Aggressionsopfern geworden sindGerman

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015
List of dates for other years

The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4 each year. 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.

UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Agression

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What do people do?

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression celebrates the millions of individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve the rights of children. For example, the Global Movement for Children, with leadership from Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, is an inspiring force for change that involves ordinary people and families worldwide. The ''Say Yes for Children'' campaign, endorsed by more than 94 million people, calls for 10 positive actions to be taken to improve the lives of children.

This day is a time for individuals and organizations all over the world to become aware of the impact of monstrosity of abuse, in all its forms, against children. It is also a time when organizations and individuals learn from or take part in awareness campaigns centered on protecting children's rights.

Public life

The UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

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 June 4 of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. According to the United Nations in China, the statistics of child abuse include:

Child abuse is now in the spotlight of global attention and the UN is working hard to help protect children around the world. One key factor is the process of international negotiation and action centered around the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
MonJun 41990International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 41991International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 41992International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 41993International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SatJun 41994International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 41995International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 41996International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 41997International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 41998International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 41999International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 42000International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 42001International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 42002International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 42003International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 42004International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SatJun 42005International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 42006International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 42007International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 42008International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 42009International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 42010International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SatJun 42011International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 42012International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 42013International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 42014International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 42015International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SatJun 42016International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 42017International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 42018International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 42019International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 42020International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUnited Nations observance 
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