International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance held on June 4 every year. It was established on 19 August 1982.

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Date4 June
Next time4 June 2023 (2023-06-04)
Frequencyannual
First time4 June 2011

Originally focused on victims of the 1982 Lebanon War, its purpose expanded 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 protecting the rights of children."[1]

UN Resolution E-7/8. International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionEdit

The General Assembly on its 31st plenary meeting on 19 August 1982, having considered the question of Palestine at its resumed seventh emergency special session, "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 as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.[2]

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  1. ^ UN event page noting this day
  2. ^ General Assembly of the United Nations (25 August 1982). "International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression : resolution" (PDF). United Nations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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