This day honors the fundamental rights of every child. On this day, to raise awareness of their rights, we reflect on the responsibility of adults to provide children with a bright future and our duty to help, respect, and protect their rights.
Children are the future of a nation. In each child, we see the promise of brighter days ahead. Every adult must ensure that this promise becomes a reality for every child. Children are the future architects of a country, and we have the responsibility to place in their hands the tools, opportunities, and a foundation where their potential can see the light of day.
The Government of Aruba reaffirms its commitment to the principles of the international treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, which applies to the rights of every child under 18, including life, health, education, and protection against exploitation and abuse. Every child should grow up without fear and discrimination. A respectful society that believes in its children strives to create a safe, loving, and harmonious environment without violence, abuse, and discrimination.
We must inspire compassion, love, dedication, resilience, and innovation in our children to pass this on to the next generation.