Young participants will bring their unique perspectives to three main themes: Climate change; Poverty and Development (with a focus on Africa) and lastly, Global Health as it affects the survival of children, and HIV and AIDS.
The J8 is being held in Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan
1 – 10 July 2008
Major event details:
UNICEF believes that by children's voices add substance and legitimacy to the global issues the G8 deals with. By strengthening the voice of children and young people and their ability to influence decisions at the G8 level, The J8 programme seeks also to foster a global youth movement around G8 issues.
Video profiles of J8 participants and portraying participants "back home" will be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef. Daily VNS will also be filed on the same web site.
The meeting between J8 participants and G8 leaders will be available through the host broadcaster (NHK)
Accreditation: Accreditation will be required ONLY for official G8 events (e.g. Meetings with G8 leaders on 7 July).
For other J8 events, send your contact details to:
J8 2008 Secretariat – Media
Information & Public Affairs
Japan Committee for UNICEF
Fax: +81-3-5789-2036 E-mail: email@example.com
Media desk will be set up at J8 site for on-site legislation.
Junior 8 (J8) is the youth event linked to the G8 Summit and organized by G8 host country and UNICEF. J8 aims to advance young people's understanding of global issues and to provide a platform for them to discuss and advocate on these issues with some of the most powerful leaders in the world.
For more information or to arrange interviews with the participants, please contact:
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media Section
Tel: + 1-212-326-7452 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michiko Nagashima-Hayashi, UNICEF Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-5467-4431 E-mail: email@example.com
Hiromasa Nakai, Information & Public Affairs, Japan Commitee for UNICEF
Tel: + 81-3-5789-2016 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org