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  Young people want action from world leaders
Updated 06 May 2002, 15.42
Claire Bradley and Ellen Leaver
Two UK teenagers are in New York to demand solutions from world leaders about issues regarding children around the world.

Claire Bradley from Northern Ireland and Ellen Leaver from Scotland are representing the UK at the UN Special Summit on Children.

It's the first time in over 10 years that a UN meeting will devote all its time to solving issues regarding the world's young people.

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There are over 300 child participants from around the world to discuss the big issues.

These include:

  • child labour
  • lack of education
  • effects of war on children

Claire and Ellen will spend their time discussing child poverty.

Ellen and Claire leave for New York
Claire said: "It's the first time young people have been involved at such a high level of decision making. It is history in the making!"

The Summit runs from 5-10 May. It was originally planned for September 2001 but was postponed following the attacks on New York.

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