4th June is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
The General Assembly at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year commemorated pursuant to GA resolution A/RES/ES-7/8.
The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
- Statement by Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar on June 3
- Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
- UNICEF website
Photo:Two young residents from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Acqba Jaber camp for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank. Credit: UN Photo/Stephenie Hollyman