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    UNITED NATIONS NITED ATIONS UN

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENERAL SSEMBLYGA

    SPECIAL SESSION ON SPECIAL SESSION ON

    CHILDREN CHILDREN

    NEW YORK, 8 - 10 MAY 2002

    PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    5 10 May 2002

    (DRAFT, as of 11 April 2002)

FONT Keys for various type of events

Official programme.

Supporting Events sponsored by Governments, United Nations entities and other international

    organisations. (Thematic Clusters & Best Practices and Constituency Commitments)

    NGO Supporting Events coordinated by the NGO Steering Committee.

Other activities related to the Special Session.

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

     SUNDAY, 05 MAY 2002

    TIME EVENT VENUE TIME EVENT VENUE

    9:3010:30 a.m. Children’s Forum: Opening ceremony Conference Room 4

    of the three-day event. The opening ceremony is

    open to guests. Some 300 under-18 delegates to the

    Special Session on Children will gather at the

    Forum to explore the issues of the draft Outcome

    Document of the Special Session, 'A World Fit for

    Children', in the framework of the ten points of the

    Rallying Call of the Global Movement for Children.

    Young delegates to the Special Session will also

    prepare for their participation in the Session itself

    and discuss their role in implementing the Outcome

    Document.

    10:40 a.m.5:00 p.m. Children’s Forum Conference Room 4

     Plenary and workshops.

     Closed event, by invitation only

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

    MONDAY, 06 MAY 2002

    TIME EVENT VENUE TIME EVENT VENUE

    9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m. Children’s Forum The Manhattan Center th Plenary and workshops (311 West 34 Street, NYC)

     Closed event, by invitation only

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

     TUESDAY, 07 MAY 2002

    TIME EVENT VENUE TIME EVENT VENUE

    9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Children’s Forum The Manhattan Center th Closed event, by invitation only (311 West 34 Street, NYC)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. International Health Awareness 10H,Church Centre

     Network, National Council of

     Women/USA: Health and Human Rights

     Of Girl Child and Women.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. International Confederation of DHL, Church Centre

    Free Trade Unions, Education

    International, Global March

    Against Child Labour: A

    workshop on what NGOs can do to

    promote the world-wide fight

    against child labour.

    10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Religious Leaders Symposium Carriage House Center

     (World Conference on Religion and Peace) on Global Issues th ( 149 East 38 Street

    . New York City)

    Distinguished religious leaders will lend moral

    legitimacy and urgency to the agenda of the

    Special Session, and will issue a joint declaration

    of religious committments for children.

    Participants will emphasize the need for

    concerted and concrete action and challenge both

    governments and religious communities to

    increase their efforts to ensure the well-being of

    all the world's children.

    10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. . Panel: First Global Meeting of Independent Conference Room 5 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Human Rights Institutions for Children

    This closed meeting will bring together for the

    first time independent national institutions

    established to monitor, promote and protect

    the human rights of children across the world.

    A variety of organizations that share a

    common purpose in promoting the fullest

    implementation of the Convention on the

    Rights of the Child will participate. A final

    statement will be issued.

    12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Orientation for Labouisse Hall, UNICEF

     Non Forum Children

    (Under 18 Participation Task Force)

    This session will introduce children

    unable to attend the Children’s

    Forum to the Special Session

    on Children, the Outcome document,

    Global Movement for Children and __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

    media training and provide an opportunity

    for networking before the Special

    Session begins.

    12:30 4:00 p.m. Children’s Forum The Manhattan Center

     Closed event, by invitation only

     nd12:45 1:45 p.m. Orientation for Accompanying Adults 2 Flr. Conference Room

     of Non-Forum Children Church Centre

    2:30 3:00 p.m. Media Briefing on Independent (UN) Room 226

     Human Rights Institutions for Children

    3:00 4:00 p.m. Panel: Reclaiming Our Children: The Conference Room 2

     UN Responds to the Situation of the

     Child Soldier

    The event will highlight the recruitment of child

    soldiers as one of the more lasting and

    destructive effects of war. The panel will

    feature the Secretary-General, a former child

    soldier and several high-level UN speakers. A

    short film on disarmament, demobilisation and

    reintegration activities will be shown.

    Participants will include government and NGO

    delegates to the Special Session, youth

    delegates, and media. The event is open to all

    participants. The main organizers are the

    OSRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

    and UNICEF, with support from NGOs.

    3:00 5:00 p.m. NGO Orientation Conference Room 4

    Offering an overview of logistical

    and substantive aspects of the

    Special Session, this session is

    especially relevant for NGOs

    attending a General Assembly

    Special Session for the first time.

    3:00 - 4:30p.m. Women in Law and Development 10H, Church Centre

     in Africa : Roundtable discussion

     based on presentations by girls from

     different parts of Africa, on issues

     relevant to their sub-regions.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Pathways to Peace : World Boss Room

     Peace Flag Ceremony for the Church Centre

     Children of the World

    Participants raise the

    flags of their countries, sending

    the message ―May Peace Prevail

    on Earth‖ to every nation.

    The World Peace Flag Ceremony will

    acknowledge youth as peace builders.

    It has been part of the

    UN International Day of Peace

    youth events organized by DPI since 1997.

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

    4:305:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony of the Children’s Forum The Manhattan Center

     Closing ceremony is open to guests

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Latin America NGO Caucus Boss Room,

    Church Centre

    5:30 6:45 p.m. Interfaith Service Church of the Holy Family th (315 East 47 Street, NYC)

    6:00 8:00 p.m. RECEPTION-NGO U.N. Visitors Lobby

    Open to all NGOs accredited to

    the Special Session on Children,

    this event will offer an informal

    environment for networking

    opportunities for NGOs and

    contact with government delegates.

     *Audrey Hepburn Sculpture unveiling

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

     WEDNESDAY, 08 MAY 2002

    TIME EVENT VENUE TIME EVENT VENUE

    7:30 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Reception North Lounge

    8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Africa Regional NGO Caucus 10H, Church Centre

     nd8:00 - 9:00 a.m. South Asia Regional NGO Caucus 2 Flr., Church Centre

    8:00 - 9:00 a.m. CEE/CIS Regional NGO Caucus DHL, Church Centre

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Caribbean Regional NGO Caucus Hardin Rm, Church Centre

9:00a.m 1:00 p.m. Plenary Debate G.A. Hall

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Save the Children Alliance, Plan Hardin Room, Church centre

    International: National Plans of

     Action

     This workshop will address lessons learnt in

     developing NPAs during the 1990s and discuss

     how NGOs and young people can work with

     governments to develop NPAs after the

     Special Session. It will also link the development

     of the NPAs to the CRC and its reporting process,

    drawing on the experience of monitoring and reporting

     on the CRC.

    9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Mother-Child Wellness and Nutrition 10H, Church Centre

     Association : Children’s Health,

    Environment & Safety

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Youth NGOs consultation for the Special DHL, Church Centre

    Session on Children Follow Up”

    The event aims to help youth NGOs

    forge partnerships for implementation

    actions of youth for children

     International Youth and Student

     Movement for the UN

     nd9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Academy for Educational Development, 2 floor

     Save the Children, Plan Church Centre

     International, : Basic Education

     Students conversation with U.S.

     Congressman Earl Pomeroy

     nd9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Living under Occupation; the status 22 floor 633 Third Avenue

     of Palestinian children. Panel

     discussion with a video and slide

     Show. Al Haq - Law in the

    Service of Man

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    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Street Kids International: Beekman Tower Hotel thstMicroenterprise for Street Involved Ballroom (49/1 Ave)

    Youth - Linking Safe Health

    Practices And Economic Choices

     Street Kids International works

    across borders to help street kids

    help themselves, working with those

    who respect street kids’individuality

    and understand their dilemmas. The event

    will share innovative approaches to both

    urgent needs and their underlying causes.

     rdnd9:00 - 11:00 am ―Girls As Their Own Advocates‖. Episcopal Church (43 & 2)

    At this event five outstanding girl

    leaders from around the world will

    speak about their personal and national

    situations related to girl’s rights.

    The panel will highlight the relevance

    of human rights conventions such as the

    Convention on the Elimination of All

    Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    and the Convention on the Rights of the

    Child, as well as the importance of

    girls acting as their own advocates.

    UN/CEDAW representatives, ambassadors,

    ministers of women’s affairs, and other

    policy makers will respond. Discussion

    will follow presentations. Organized by

    the World Association of Girl Guides

    and Girl Scouts, Zonta International,

    International Council of Jewish Women.

    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Southern and Eastern Africa Baha'I Conference Room thst Regional Forum Meeting 866 UN Plaza (48 St/1 Ave)

    9:30 11:30 a.m. Education in Emergencies 10H, Church Centre

    Tens of millions of children are

    uprooted by war and other crises, some for

    decades at a time. Only a fraction of them

    have access to any form of education

    particularly in the crucial early phase

    of a crisis. Panelists will present

    material from their field experience,

    focusing on approaches that have had

    some success in bringing a modicum of

    normalcy to children and their families

    and communities.

    Organized by the International Rescue

    Committee, CARE International, Women’s

     Commission for Refugee Women and

    Children

    10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Ad hoc Committee of the Whole Conference Room 2

    10:00 11:30 a.m. Panel: A Smart Start for Children: The Conference Room 4

     Network for the Sustained Elimination

     of Iodine Deficiency

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    GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN

    Universal salt iodization protects children’s

    learning ability. The creation of a unique

    partnership with the salt industry will be

    announced, that will help ensure that no

    child will ever again be born iodine deficient

    will be announced. Heads of State,

    celebrities and industry leaders will address

    the meeting. (Convened by the Network for the

    Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency and UNICEF)

    10:00 11:30 a.m. Panel: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Dag Hammarskjöld

     Transmission of HIV Auditorium

    This panel will present lessons learnt from

    ongoing successful pilot programmes to reduce

    mother to child transmission, showing that these

    can be scaled up to ensure the achievement of

    global goals and targets. UNICEF, WHO,

    UNFPA, the UNAIDS Secretariat and the

    Rockefeller Foundation are the hosts.

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Centre for African Settlement Beekman Tower Hotel thst Studies and Development (CASSAD) Ballroom (49/1 Ave)

     NGO-UNICEF Partnership in promoting

     Child-Friendly cities in Nigeria -

     The achievements of the UBS Programme.

    10:15 11:00 a.m. Young Journalists Workshop Baha’I Conference Room thst 866 UN Plaza (48 St/1 Ave)

    10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Dialogue Between Heads of Delegations Conference Room 9

     and Children from Latin America and

     the Caribbean

    The intergenerational dialogue between Heads of

    Delegations and children who have attended the

    Children’s Forum will offer an opportunity for

    more in-depth discussions on topics related to

    the Special Session on Children and its follow-

    up actions. Closed event, by invitation only.

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm International Planned Parenthood DHL, Church Centre

    Federation : Panel- Children as

    Decision Makers.

     th11:00 am - 1:00 pm Program for Appropriate Technology 4 floor rdnd (PATH), CARE International, Save Episcopal Church (43/2Ave.)

     the Children, UNICEF: NGOs’ role in

     reaching children with life-saving

     vaccines and immunisation

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Loretto Community: Peace is Baha'I Conference Room thst Possible: How Theatre as a Healing 866 UN Plaza (48 St/1 Ave)

    Art can help. This session traces the

    development of a programme enabling

    children to tell their stories of

    peace and conflict in their lives

    through drama, dance and music.

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     nd11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Children's Art Performing 22 floor

     Workshop : Children's arts, 633 Third Avenue

     education and development in the

    context of the Convention on the

    Rights of the Child, in Zimbabwe.

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm Making Education and Health Free Beekman Tower Hotel thstfor all Children. An End to User Fees. Ballroom (49/1 Ave)

    Research commissioned by ActionAid is

    establishing the costs to households of

    basic education and health care, and

    identifying reforms needed to ensure that

    people living in poverty can exercise

    their rights to these basics. Civil society

    speakers from the South will present the

    findings to-date of the research, and discuss

    policy implications. Questions and open

    discussion will follow the presentation.

    Action Aid, UK.

11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. The Last Mile to End Polio, A Partnership for Children U.N. Visitors Lobby

    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Congregations of Saint Joseph : 10H, Church Centre

     Quality Education for Quality Global

     Neighbourhoods This is an interactive

    workshop on sustainable educational

    programmes to ensure quality learning and

    livelihoods.

    11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Panel: Education For all: Achieving Conference Room 4

     Gender Parity

    To help draw attention to the urgent need to prioritize

    the EFA and Millennium goals of gender parity in

    education by 2005, this event will hear three leading

    speakers draw on field experiences to discuss the

    challenges and successful strategies. Three high-level

    panelists will then discuss the issues raised. Observers

    are welcome.

    11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Panel: Child Friendly Cities: Working to Dag Hammarskjöld

     Fulfil the Rights of Children Auditorium

    How can we build child friendly cities? All

    are welcome to attend this panel, to hear

    ideas, examples and innovations from

    mayors, municipal experts and civil society

    leaders, showing practical ways to advance

    the rights of children and women in urban

    areas. There will also be suggestions for

    follow-up actions to implement the goals of

    the outcome document of the Special

    Session, A World Fit for Children.

    Convened by UNICEF

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CEDEM Inspiring Thoughts on Baha'I Conference Room thst the Say Yes Campaign 866 UN Plaza (48 St/1 Ave) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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