Today, 1 June is the United Nations Global Day of Parents. The Day is observed every year to emphasise the critical role of parents in raising children. Global Day of Parents recognizes 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.
Designated by the General Assembly in 2012, Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents for their “selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.”
“Parents should always be on top of things and ensure that their children are protected from COVID-19 as well as all forms of violence,” – A message from the Executive Director of YONECO, MacBain Mkandawire.