May 13 2002

Special Session on Children ends with challenges ahead

13/05/2002 - Negotiations had continued late into Friday night when the UN General Assembly finally adopted the outcome document "A World Fit for Children", thus concluding the UN Special Session on Children in New York. The document, which contains a Declaration and Plan of Action, builds on the lessons learned since the 1990 World Summit for Children and tackles emerging challenges faced by children.

The outcome
A step forward


UNICEF Dir. Carol Bellamy and Rigoberta Menchu at the 'Change the World with Children' concert - Photo: SOS Archives