Sunday, January 31, 2010

child soldiers

Oprah did a show on child soldiers.

She spoke with Nelson Mandela about the AIDs issue in Africa.
UN Special Session

From 8 to 10 May 2002, more than 7,000 people participated in the most important international conference on children in more than a decade, the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children, at which the nations of the world committed themselves to a series of goals to improve the situation of children and young people.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his opening statement to the General Assembly, addressed the children of the world. "We, the grown-ups, have failed you deplorably,…"
he said, adding, "One in three of you has suffered from malnutrition before you turned five years old. One in four of you has not been immunized against any disease. Almost one in five of you is not attending school…. We, the grown-ups, must reverse this list of failures."

All kids want in places like Haiti, and other underdeveloped, traumatized countries, is an education.

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