International Day of Innocent Children Killed by Aggression, based on a resolution of the UN General Assembly adopted on August 19, 1982, is celebrated annually on June 4.
This date was established in honour of the memory of the inhabitants of the planet, who died at a young age. This decision was taken during a special session, which discussed the extremely difficult situation in Palestine. The public was shocked by the sheer number of Lebanese and Palestinian children killed and wounded during the 1982 Arab-Israeli military conflicts. Also, many young people in Palestine suffered enormous psychological trauma after going through the war.
Unfortunately, our time has not become safer for children. Outbreaks of terrorist attacks, domestic violence and war regularly lead to the deaths of thousands of children. Since 2014, as a result of the armed aggression by Ukraine, only on the territory of the DPR 108 children have died and 467 children have been injured.
Today, the main document that regulates the legal issues of child protection is the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The legal act states that a child has special rights as a citizen of the world. But, despite the active political and rule-making activities carried out at the level of state bodies to protect the rights of children, there are still many unresolved issues in this direction.
Not all aspects of the decisions made fully meet the special requirements and needs of the child, and the International Day of Innocent Children – Victims of Aggression is another symbol in which the importance of young life is highlighted.