20th November, an “International Day for War Children”

On November 20th 1989 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It has been proposed by  WW2 Finnish and Swedish warchild groups  – and the Trustees of the Children in War Memorial Project,  that  this fitting date, the 20th November, should be recognised throughout the world as a day to reflect and focus on the plight of boys and girls  caught up in both past and now ongoing conflicts. 

Millions of young people were evacuated  from war zones seventy years ago and regrettably history keeps on repeating itself.  Again they are fleeing horrendous fighting, transported to unfamiliar and often unwelcoming destinations throughout Europe and the UK.

Approaches are envisaged to the European Parliament and the United Nations.

 

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Honorary Secretary of the Children in War Memorial project committee
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