Posted by: childrenofiran | October 16, 2009

November 20: Universal Children’s Day

On November 20, the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day, observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It is a day of activity devoted to promoting the welfare of children around the world.

Universal Children’s Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in 1954; on this day in 1989, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a legally-binding international instrument that incorporates the full range of human rights: civil, cultural, economic, political and social.

In 2009, we celebrate Universal Children’s Day with special attention given to the children of Iran. In the wake of the June 12 2009 elections, the world’s attention was drawn to the state-sponsored violence extant in Iran.  While media focus remains on such issues as voter fraud and nuclear proliferation, the human rights issues as regards the children of Iran are often ignored. It is our intent to shed some light on the concerns surrounding the plight of many Iranian children.

As a person who grew up in Iran, I have to tell you that the children’s situation is the worst it could be if you consider the national revenue from its supposed-to-be nationalized resources.
Cyrus S, an Iranian in New York

We present the situation of children in Iran using both narrative and statistical methods.  We adhere to international standards in our approach by focusing on the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Islamic Republic of Iran signed the legally-binding CRC on 5 September 1991 and ratified it on 13 July 1994.

The photo in our header was taken by Hodjatolah Sepahvand and provided courtesy of Yari

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Responses

  1. the blog impressive content reflects the cleverness of the designer.

  2. Hezbollah on 1980? This is crap. Hezbollah was not formed until sept 1982!

    • Dear Bob Roony,

      In the context of Iran, Hezbollah, a name given to formless gangs of thugs, has never been an officially acknowledged organization. These thugs were recruited since the first days of Islamists entering the scene of our Revolution.

      This differs from the situation in Lebanon: Hizbollah there was founded in 1982, as you point out.

      Thank you for your keen attention to the accuracy of the content on our site.

      Sincerely,
      VOCI


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