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World Fit For Children Plus 5, 2007

UN General Assembly plenary closes with renewed commitment to children
NEW YORK, USA, 13 December 2007 – This week’s landmark United Nations General Assembly plenary ended today with a renewed commitment to meeting the goals laid out five years ago in ‘A World Fit for Children’.

Children initiate UN discussions on education and climate change
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2007 – As policy makers and scientists from around the world discuss responses to climate change at a UN conference in Bali, young people convening at the UN in New York added their voices to the debate.

UN General Assembly opens high-level meeting on children’s issues
NEW YORK, USA, 11 December 2007 – The United Nations General Assembly began high-level talks on Tuesday, convening for a commemorative plenary meeting devoted to following up on the outcome of the 2002 Special Session on Children.

‘Progress for Children’ – UNICEF launches five-year report on Special Session goals
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2007 – Five years after world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, UNICEF today launches ‘Progress for Children: A World Fit for Children Statistical Review’.

Youth Forum sets stage for ‘A World Fit for Children Plus 5’ UN meeting
NEW YORK, USA, 9 December 2007 – About 75 children from more than 50 countries met at UNICEF headquarters in New York today to prepare for a United Nations session on children’s rights this week.

New book, launched at UNICEF, examines legal framework for child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – A new guide examining various strategies for implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in different legal systems worldwide was launched today at UNICEF House in New York.

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UN Special Session on Children, 2002

Governments 'Say Yes' as agreement is reached on global goals and plan of action for world's children
NEW YORK, 10 May 2002 - The United Nations wrapped up its Special Session on Children late Friday with unanimous agreement on a new agenda for the world's children, including 21 specific goals and targets for child health, education and protection over the next decade, UNICEF announced.

UNICEF Head Urges Leaders to Invest in Children as Key to Global Development and Stability
NEW YORK, 2 May 2002 - World leaders must make strong commitments to their children's well-being and, more importantly, follow through on these promises with concrete actions, the head of the United Nations Children's Fund said today.

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