Children's Day is celebrated in many parts of the world. It is a day to highlight the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect, and instilling the children a sense of independence and national pride. It is also a day to honor adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children.
In August 1925, some 54 representatives from different countries gathered together in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the first "World Conferencefor the Well being of Children", during which the "Geneva Declaration Protecting Children" was passed. The proclamation made a strong appeal for the spiritual needs of children, relief for children in poverty, prevention of child labor, reassessing the way that children are educated and other issues related to the welfare of children around the world.