Mongolia celebrates Int'l Children's Day
Mongolians celebrated International Children's Day on Saturday, vowing to safeguard the rights and interests of children and draw public attention to the challenges.
Mongolians celebrated International Children's Day on Saturday, vowing to safeguard the rights and interests of children and draw public attention to the challenges. Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Chinzorig and other senior officials, along with thousands of children and parents attended the opening ceremony of celebrations in the central square of the country's capital Ulan Bator. According to the prime minister, the Mongolian government has set 2019-2020 as a year of children's development and protection, with an aim to increase parental supervision and attention to their kids and reduce violence against children. International Children's Day was established in 1949 by the Women's International Democratic Federation. Currently, many countries in the world annually celebrate the day on June 1. Mongolia began marking the day as an official public holiday in 1996.