Universal Children's Day, 20 November
The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated every year on November 20th. This day aims at promoting international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. The date of November 20th has been chosen as it is the date when in 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and later in 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child also on November 20th.
GOPA supports the rights of children and is committed to their safety and well-being. GOPA’s staff members and those working with GOPA share a common responsibility and commitment to the awareness, prevention and reporting of and responding to child abuse in the course of their work. GOPA’s Child Protection Policy sets out common values, principles, and beliefs and describes the steps that will be taken to meet our commitment to protect children.
This policy applies to all part-time, full-time, and casual GOPA employees, freelance and other experts, interns and volunteers as well as associate firms and sub-contractors working with GOPA on the implementation of development assistance projects.
Read the entire policy here!