UNICEF: Children speak out on education and climate change
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2007 -- As policy makers and scientists from around the world discuss responses to climate change at a global conference in Bali, Indonesia, young people convening for high-level meetings at UN headquarters in New York added their voices to the debate.
Children often suffer the brunt of natural disasters, disease and malnutrition in poor countries, and rising temperatures are predicted to only worsen the plight of the young, UNICEF warned in a report released today. The launch of the report and the discussions on climate change took place in the context of this week's follow-up meeting on progress toward goals set by the 2002 UN General Assembly Special Session on Children.
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