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Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas
Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas

This page is background information, last updated in May 2002 and still available for reference. For the latest on the Special Session on Children, please go to the Special Session index.

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Introduction

Global Movement for Children

The "Global Movement for Children" is a call to leadership and action on behalf of children everywhere. Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife, GraÇa Machel the former Minister of Education of Mozambique, are leading the Global Movement for Children.

Other world leaders include the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, President Kim Dae-Jung of Korea and Queen Rania of Jordan, have joined the movement through pledging support for the Say Yes for Children campaign. A host of celebrities and sporting heroes have also signed up, from Susan Sarandon to Robbie Williams, Manchester United, Sesame Street and children's storybook character, Pinocchio. You can join too.

Read more about the Global Movement for Children.

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