Three fora are planned in Thailand to facilitate the participation of youth and children in the forthcoming UN Special Session on Children.
SEAP Regional Children/Young People Forum: Several international and regional NGOs and an inter- governmental organization are collaborating to facilitate children and young people’s involvement in the Special Session for Children and the Global Movement. The following regional initiatives have been planned involving children and young people: - Regional Children and Young People Forum – 23-26 April 2001 : This forum will be held just outside Bangkok, concurrently with the SEAP Regional NGO Forum to prepare regional input into and select a delegation to participate in the 5th EAP Ministerial Consultation in Beijing. - Regional Children and Young People Forum II – July 2001 : Likely to be held in or near Bangkok to prepare the SEAP children & young people's messages and select their delegation to attend the UN Special Session in New York in September. - Regional Follow-up Children and Young People Forum – 2001/2002 : it is proposed to hold a follow-up regional forum of children and young people to feed back the results of the UN Special Session and discuss follow-up actions at country and regional levels. A Coordinating Committee to organize these various meetings has been set up with representation from Child Workers in Asia, National Council for Child and Youth Development -Thailand, PLAN International Asia Regional Office, Save the Children Alliance SEAP, Save the Children-UK China Office, World Vision Foundation – Thailand, and UNICEF-EAPRO. Children and young people will be consulted extensively on planning and implementation of the second and third fora.
Previous Conference items
- 24/09/2001: 28th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
- 20/09/2001: 2001 World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth
- 16/09/2001: Children's Forum
- 13/09/2001: Children’s Rights in School
- 08/09/2001: Children's Environmental Health II: A Global Forum for Action
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