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A World Fit for Children Plus 5

Children and Young People


Children's Forum

UNICEF, in collaboration with Save the Children and other members of the Global Movement for Children partnership, is organizing a two-day Children’s Forum to be held on 9 and 10 December 2007 in New York.

As set forth in item 7 of the GA resolution A/RES/61/272, UNICEF initiated a consultative process that led to a suggested list of 20 children and 20 representatives of non-governmental organizations.  The 20 children selected to attend the General Assembly as well as all the children and young people who are part of the delegations from Member States and observers will be invited to participate in the Children’s Forum.

This Children’s Forum strives to prepare the children for active and effective participation in the commemorative plenary meeting. At this Forum, key issues related to the two thematic interactive round tables will be discussed, and participating children will choose one boy and one girl to speak at the closing session of the plenary. In order to generate an interactive discussion, children will also prepare their perspectives and issues to be raised at the round-tables.

In addition, children attending the Children’s Forum will participate in an intergenerational dialogue hosted by CNN with elders on 10 December 2007 and an intergenerational dialogue with Heads of Delegations in the ECOSOC Chambers on 11 December 2007.

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Children's Forum Updates

Longeni Matsai, 14, of Namibia delivers the Opening Statement from the Children's Forum to the General Assembly, 11 Dec 2007

Millicent Orondo, 15, of Kenya delivers the Closing Statement from the Children's Forum to the General Assembly, 13 Dec 2007

Summary of the Intergenerational Dialogue with Heads of Government Delegations, 11 Dec 2007

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