Interesting Facts About Global Day Of Parents: A Good Opportunity To Appreciate All Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honors parents throughout the world.
The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Since the 1980s, the important role of the family has increasingly come to the attention of the international community. The General Assembly adopted a number of resolutions, and proclaimed the International Year of the Family and the International Day of Families.
Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes also that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children. For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders in 2015, focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while protecting the environment. Families remain at the center of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.
In particular, family-oriented policies can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5 relating to doing away with poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting of well-being for all ages; ensuring educational opportunities throughout the lifespan and achieving gender equality.
Read on to find more interesting facts about Global Day of Parents:
1. In South Korea, Parent’s Day is annually held on May 8. Parent’s Day is celebrated by both the public and the government. Family events focus on the parents; popular actions include giving parents carnations. Public events are led by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and include public celebrations and awards.
2. Interestingly, Global Day of Parents coincides with International Day for Protection of Children celebrated in some former and current communist and socialist states. However, Universal Children’s Day established and promoted by the United Nations is held on November 20.
3. In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”
The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents’ Day, although on a different date. Parents’ Day is celebrated throughout the United States.
4. In the Philippines, while it is not strictly observed or celebrated, first Monday of December each year is proclaimed as Parents’ Day. It was originally designated solely as Mothers’ Day.
It was later changed due to finding petitions to set a special date for Fathers’ Day not advisable as there are already set of numerous holidays set, and deeming it more fitting to celebrate both Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day together and not apart.
5. The origins of Parent’s Day can be traced back to the 1930s. Starting in 1930, some Christian communities began to celebrate Mother’s Day or Parents’ Day. This tradition was combined with Korea’s traditional Confucianism culture to eventually establish Mother’s Day.

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