The State of the World's Children 2003 - Child Participation

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The focus of this year’s The State of the World’s Children - child participation - is intended to remind adults of their obligation to elicit and consider the views of children and young people when decisions are being made that affect their lives. The report’s theme is true to the spirit of the historic General Assembly Special Session on Children, held in May 2002. For the first time, the General Assembly met to discuss exclusively children’s issues; and for the first time, large numbers of children were included as official members of delegations, representing governments and non-governmental organizations.


Carol Bellamy

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