Cuba celebrates International Children’s Day

Cuba is celebrating International Children’s Day on Wednesday with new regulations contained in the draft Family Code, aimed at safeguarding the rights and well-being of children.

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Measures to protect the children are strictly fulfilled in daycare centers. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).

The legislative proposal contemplates a series of norms that legitimize the rights of minors and the responsibility of families in their formation and care.

It also grants infants a legal status in accordance with the postulates of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and prioritizes their access to information, to grow up in an environment free of violence, to identity and to family communication.

International Children’s Day was instituted by agreement of the International Conference for the Defense of Children, held in Vienna, Austria, in 1952, to recall the vulnerability of children in the face of crises.

The Caribbean nation has been celebrating the date since June 1, 1963, with a legislative body that ensures the protection of the youngest population, access to quality education and schools that meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Cuba was among the first countries to ratify the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991.

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