Children of the World Send Strong Message to World Summit
A 14 m x 1 m banner produced at the Children’s World Summit in Japan in July has now been placed on the facade of the UN Church Centre- the prime venue for civil society meetings before and during the UN 2005 World Summit and situated directly across from UN Headquarters. The colourful message: “We the children need your help to save the environment“, spelled out with the children’s handprints, sends a strong visual message from the world’s children to the Summit delegates.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the Aichi Prefectural Government, Japan, had successfully organized the Children's World Summit for the Environment in Toyota City and Toyohashi Aichi-Japan from 24 to 29 July 2005. The Summit brought together 600 children and 250 chaperons from about 65 countries. The giant banner is one of the main outputs of the Summit.