Every year on June 4th, the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed around the world. It was established on August 19, 1982. It serves as a reminder of the sacred obligation enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child to ensure that and every child is given special protection. Initially aimed at victims of the 1982 Lebanon War, the organization’s mission was extended to “acknowledge the suffering experienced by children around the world who are victims of physical, mental, and emotional violence.” The aim of the day is to recognize the suffering of children who are victims of physical, mental, and emotional violence all over the world. The United Nations’ commitment to protecting children’s rights is reaffirmed on this day. The day serves as a reminder of the sufferings of children around the world who are victims of violence. On the occasion, various campaigns, lectures, and debates were held to secure the rights of children who have been victims of wars and violence. The day also informed people about the problem and made them aware of the plight of children who are victims of wars and international violence. Children, unfortunately, are among the most helpless victims of pain and suffering. Many children live in places where war and violence are a part of their daily lives all over the world. According to recent statistics, 536 million children live in countries affected by conflict or disasters. Approximately 50 million children have been forced to flee their homes. When children are forced to flee their homes, they become more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. This is mostly because these children become orphans or are split from their families. For millions of children around the world, emotional, physical, sexual, and mental violence is a fact. Every year, an estimated 200 million children are victims of sexual abuse. The United Nations General Assembly, “appalled at the large number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children who have been victims of Israel’s acts of violence,” declared 4 June each year as International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression on 19 August 1982 during an emergency special session on the issue of Palestine. The aim of the day is to recognize the suffering of children who are victims of physical, mental, and emotional violence all over the world. The United Nations’ commitment to protecting children’s rights is reaffirmed on this day. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely signed international human rights treaty in history, guides its work.
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression honors the efforts of millions of people and organizations to protect and safeguard children’s rights. The Global Movement for Children, for example, is an inspiring force for change that includes ordinary citizens and families all over the world, led by Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel. More than 94 million people have signed the “Say Yes for Children” campaign, which calls for ten concrete steps to improve children’s lives. This day serves as a reminder to individuals and organizations around the world of the devastating effects of child violence in all of its forms. It’s also a time when businesses and individuals can learn about or participate in programs aimed at protecting children’s rights. The statistics on child violence, in all of its types, are harrowing. It includes about 10 million child refugees cared for by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about 2 million children killed in conflicts over the last two decades, and about 80000 children dying every year in the Caribbean and Latin America region as a result of family abuse. The key goal of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is to raise awareness about the suffering and trauma that children face as a result of violence. The day is set aside to honor the associations, as well as private individuals, that work to protect the rights of children who are maltreated in different parts of the world. Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the United Nations encourages stable and inclusive communities for long-term development. By 2030, the UN hopes to have eradicated child neglect, corruption, trafficking, and all types of violence against children. On this day, several groups host activities to raise awareness about the importance of child protection. Some communities organize activities to raise awareness about the reality of child abuse. Many children serve as laborers, and child prostitution and trafficking remain among the most disturbing aspects of child aggression. However, emotional abuse by parents was recorded in 83 percent of cases of aggression. As a result, a child’s home remains one of the darkest and most unsettling places in our world. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a fantastic opportunity to bring attention to children’s misery. The United Nations’ International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a worldwide commemoration, not a national holiday. Child trafficking is now a topic of global concern, and the United Nations is working hard to protect children all over the world. The process of international negotiation and action based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child is one important factor. Every single one of us has a duty to protect the children’s fundamental rights. Let us not rob these young minds of their innocence as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. Organizations and even individuals may make a difference by becoming involved in campaigns that protect children from exploitation, crime, and harassment.