November 20th every year is commemorated as World Children's Day, which was first established as Universal Children's Day in 1954. It seeks to enhance awareness among children across the world, improve their welfare and promote international togetherness, the United Nations website states. On this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On the same day in 1989, it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in a crisis, impacting numerous children. If left unaddressed, the costs of the pandemic could last a long time.