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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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May 16- News Flash

The official, unedited outcome document, A World Fit for Children

Official statements, web casts and more ...

Daily satellite news feed scripts now translated in Arabic, French, and Spanish on-line



Press releases

10 May - UNICEF hails Peru President promise to children

10 May - Children Issue Statement To World Leaders
at the UN

UN Press releases

More press releases from 2002

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Press kit

Do you know the hard facts about children and HIV/ AIDS, health, water, schooling?

Read about these and other important topics affecting children's lives, and how UNICEF wants to move ahead.


The landmark report issued by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, is now available in PDF.


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Daily satellite news feeds from the UN Special Session on Children, May 7-10, 2002.

Video B-rolls: footage for journalists and producers is now available.