World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
It is an important date for Fondazione Milan because it represents our activities on field and our mission:
“Through sport, with its enormous capacity for education, aggregation and inspiration, we stand beside all those youngsters hampered by urgent social issues, such as poverty, violence and discrimination. We want to invest in their potential, enhance their capacities and support their dreams, so that all youngsters have the opportunity to develop their own talent.”
Protecting the rights of all children is crucial for a future without inequalities, Fondazione Milan commits itself to support this cause through which Sport for Change project, a sportive and educational program by which Fondazione contributes to the fight against educational poverty, which is often related to socio-economic poverty, offering support to children and young people who are subject to social exclusion and discrimination.
Sport is a right for Fondazione Milan and every child should have the opportunity to practice it.