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Apr 27, 2001

Belizean children prepare for UN session

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A global movement for children will spark on September 2001 when heads of state, world leaders, civil society and youths will come together at a special UN session on children. The international campaign was launched yesterday in London and today in the National Assembly of Belize by UNICEF’s director for the Caribbean and the Latin America Per Engebak.

Per Engebak, Regional Dir., Lat. American/Caribbean

“This is to ensure that no children have been left out on the social agenda for children. Ensuring that children get a good start in life through early childhood development; ensuring that children have good access to education. That they are combating, mobilising all the forces that society can muster to stem of the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. Ensuring that children are protected from violence in the society and thereby ensuring that child labour and other exclusions which children have been discriminated upon, in fact is being averted in the society. Ensuring that we are investing in children to ensure that we can lift children out of poverty that often is intergenerational.”

Today’s forum will help in the preparation of Belize’s participation at the UN special session for children in September.

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