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  Mandela cheered at UN children's forum
Updated 08 May 2002, 11.21
Nelson Mandela at the Children's forum
By Cristina Boyton
CBBC Newsround Online in New York

A petition with more than 94 million signatures has been presented to Nelson Mandela in New York, at the world's most important meeting about children.

  Click here to find out what it was like to be there

Nelson Mandela at the Children's forum
The former South African President was cheered by more than 400 kids at a special Children's Forum, as he collected the petition from the 'Say Yes to Children' campaign.

Celebs like Robbie Williams, David Beckham and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates were just some of the people who signed it.

10 ways to help YOU!

Fact File
10 ways to help
1. Leave no child out
2. Put children first
3. Care for every child
4. Fight HIV/AIDS
5. Stop harming + exploiting children
6. Listen to children
7. Educate every child
8.Protect children from war
9. Protect the earth for children
10. Fight poverty: invest in children
The campaign looked at ten ways to free young people from war, disease, poverty, discrimination and abuse.

People were asked to vote for their top three choices.

Putting kids first

And now it's Nelson Mandela's job to present the results to world leaders at the UN Special Session on children.

He and many others want leaders to make children the most important thing on their agenda.

Check CBBC Newsround Online later to read Press Pack reports from some of the children at the conference

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