HISTORY OF CHILDREN’S DAY Children’ s Day grew out of the Geneva Declaration adopted on September 26, 1924 by the League of Nations Purpose: to bring attention to the needs of the children of the world
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Early History of Children’s Day Celebrations in the United States
Rights of the Child
U.N. Special Session
U.N. General Assembly on Children
presidents, kings, crown princes, prime ministers, ministers and other senior officials, as well as children and young people, from 189 countries
OUTCOME: International agreement on protecting and promoting children's rights, called A World Fit for Children.
Historical Context for Día in the U.S. A REFORMA PERSPECTIVE
THE NATIONAL AND STATE PERSPECTIVES
To Institutionalize Día
i.e.: To make Día a permanent part of what we do as librarians to reach out to the community
Illustration by Raul Colón from Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Great Big
Woman with a Big Heart. Random House/Knopf, 1995.
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