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    Children: 'investments, not expenses' - United Nations Special Session on Children.

    Katsigeorgis J

    UN Chronicle. 2002 Sep-Nov; 39(3):[2] p..

    Over 2,600 delegates from 119 countries attended the United Nations Special Session on Children, which was held in New York from 8 to 10 May, to review the follow-up to the 1990 World Summit for Children. It brought together government leaders, non-governmental organizations, children's advocates and children themselves to investigate enduring obstacles to young people's welfare and development. The Session featured high-level participation of children in an unprecedented number and helped to demonstrate General Assembly President Han Seung-Soo's statement that "progress for children depends on partnership between many players and on the participation of children and many young people themselves". Youth representatives addressed the delegates and voiced their concerns on a world that all too often marginalizes the needs and wants of children. (excerpt)
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