It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year is the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To honor this fundamental right, the Government of Aruba is inviting all the children to attend the opening of a celebration at the Centro di Bario Brasil starting at 4:00 pm on November 15, 2018. In the activities calendar you will find more information over the activities to be held during the children’s week to honor this special day.
This treaty gives the children some fundamental rights; including the right to healthcare, education, recreation, a home, protection against violence and discrimination and the right to be heard.
In 2001 this treaty was also signed by the Aruba government, committing to the right for each child to develop their personality, talent, emotional capacity, and mental and physical development.
In addition to celebrating this day, it should also encourage everybody to reflect on the status of the implementation of children’s rights in Aruba.
Lots have been done already but there still is a long way to go. The objective remains; children should benefit from all their rights.