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United Nations General Assembly

Commemorative high-level plenary meeting devoted to the follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children

On 11 and 12 December 2007, the General Assembly will convene a commemorative high-level plenary meeting to evaluate progress made in the implementation of the Declaration and the Plan of Action contained in the document entitled “A world fit for children” [A/RES/S-27/2].

The commemorative high-level plenary meeting will comprise plenary meetings and two thematic interactive round tables, which are expected to cover the progress of the four outcome areas of the WFFC Plan of Action:

The President of the General Assembly, the President of the Economic and Social Council, the Secretary-General and the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund will address the commemorative high-level plenary meeting at its opening plenary meeting.

A girl and a boy, selected through a process led by the President of the General Assembly and organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund will address the commemorative high-level plenary meeting at its closing plenary meeting. Another 20 children will be selected, with due regard to gender balance and equitable geographical representation, to attend the General Assembly.

All the children and young people who are part of the delegations from Member States and observers will be invited to participate in the Children’s Forum.

Source: A/RES/61/272


1. High-level plenary meeting

  • Tuesday, 11 December 2007
    • 10.00 am - 1.00 pm             Opening Session of high-level plenary meeting - Remarks by President of General Assembly, President of ECOSOC, Secretary General (via video message) and Executive Director UNICEF
    • 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm            Round Table 1: Promoting healthy lives and combating HIV/AIDS
  • Wednesday, 12 December 2007
    • 10.00 am – 1.00 pm          Round Table 2:  Providing universal quality education as key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and as the first line of protection against abuse, exploitation and violence against children
    • 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm            Closing Session of high-level plenary meeting
      One boy and one girl to address GA. NGO representative to address GA. Chairpersons to present summaries of discussions of interactive roundtables
  • Other main events:
  • Side events and meetings

    A number of side events and meetings will be held at the United Nations (See UN Journal)

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