Conference Proceedings

Family Conference – IV – Children`s Rights and Family-  Conference Proceedings


On 14 December 1954, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) suggested to establish a Universal Children’s Day for every country in order to recognize as a day of “fraternity” and “understanding” between children all over the world. As a result, ‘November 20’ was labeled for adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. The UNGA recommended to governments to honor the day felicitously and to promote the mission of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

International Family Conference is a biennial international academic conference which is organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), which had General Consultative Status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Its aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary and cross-national collaboration and approach to various family issues. It is promoted that on the Universal Children’s Day, Children’s Rights should be celebrated on the basis of the Convention. Also, the day should be devoted to ideals and objectives of the Charter with joint efforts by the all countries and regions to continuously build up a living-friendly environment for children in the world through dialogues and actions.