Young People From Around the World Unite for 2007 Junior 8 Summit
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WHO: Seventy-four children and young people – eight from each of the G8 countries and ten from developing nations – will gather for the Junior 8 an international youth conference that parallels the G8 Summit in June in Heiligendamm, Germany.
WHAT: Young participants will debate four main themes: Economic development in Africa, HIV/AIDS, climate change and new global challenges – among them intellectual property rights and corporate social responsibility.
Media events and accreditation details include:
WHY: This joint initiative by UNICEF and Morgan Stanley International Foundation aims to strengthen the voice of children and young people and enhance their ability to influence decisions at the G8 level that affect children worldwide. The J8 programme seeks also to foster a global youth movement around G8 issues by enabling young people to convene and discuss key global issues and advocate for urgent solutions.
WHERE: The J8 Summit will be held in Wismar, Germany. For exact locations of specific media events, see above listings.
Video profiles of J8 participants from Brazil, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Russia, India, Sierra Leone portraying participants "back home" will be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef.
The meeting between J8 particpants and G8 leaders on 7 June will be available through the host broadcaster (ARD/ZDF)
For more information or to arrange interviews with the participants, please contact:
Gerrit Beger, UNICEF New York +1 212-326-7116, in Germany cell: +1 917 605 1714. firstname.lastname@example.org , German, English, French
Rudi Tarneden, UNICEF German National Committee, 0221 93650-235, Cell 0049 (0)170/8518846. email@example.com German, English.
Hugh Fraser. Morgan Stanley Corporate Communications, Cell: +44 79 7069 0034, Office: +44 20 7425 3923. Hugh.Fraser@morganstanley.com. English.
Elke Strothmann, Morgan Stanley Corporate Communications, Office: +49 069 2166-1553. Elke.Strothmann@morganstanley.com. German, English.
Bettina Keppler, Morgan Stanley Corporate Communications. +49 089-34020876. German, English.
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