Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

March 15th is declared Emirati Children's Day 

The new day will help the country champion children's rights as guaranteed by law without discrimination

The UAE has announced that March 15th is to be Emirati Children's Day, which will highlight the nation’s vision and keenness to raise and protect future generations.

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, said the new day will help the country champion children's rights as guaranteed by law without discrimination, according to Wam.

"The UAE has always and continues to embrace children. Since its union was founded 46 years ago, the UAE has offered great attention to children as they are considered one of the inherent values of the Emirati society, thus, providing them with leading education and healthcare, the fundamentals of establishing a developed, harmonious and safe society," Sheikha Fatima said in a booklet released by the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.

The guidebook was developed to help entities plan their initiatives and activities as per the rights of children as listed under UAE law.

Celebrations will feature activities, initiatives, programmes, competitions and awareness campaigns on children’s rights at the local and national level.