World Children’s Day is celebrated every year on November 20, in honor of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Prime Minister Andrej Plenković marked the occasion by sharing a photo of the Banski dvori lit up in blue. The government building of the Republic of Croatia was illuminated in blue to emphasize the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights. The announcement stated that the priority is to ensure equal opportunities for every child in education, health, and the social system.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, as an international document of the United Nations, contains universal standards that states must guarantee to every child. It has been signed by 196 countries, making it the fastest and most widely accepted agreement in the field of international human rights in history. By signing the Convention, the world made a promise to ensure that all children are granted equal rights and that everything will be done to protect and guarantee their rights to survive, develop, learn, and reach their full potential, without discrimination.