The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925. After the conference, different governments around the world decided to declare a day as Children’s Day to draw attention to children’s issues. Many countries chose June 1, so this is the reason, why International Children’s Day takes place on June 1. It is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children.
Children’s Day is observed on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. A similar event, Universal Children’s Day, falls on 20 November. It was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the globe.