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  Teenagers address world leaders
Updated 08 May 2002, 20.53
Kids address press conference
By Cristina Boyton
CBBC Newsround Online in New York

Two teenagers have asked 60 world leaders at the UN for a better and safer world for children to grow up in.

  Click here to find out more about the summit

Gabriela, 13, from Bolivia and Audrey, 17, from Monaco said they wanted a world fit for children, with no more poverty and war.

Audrey
And they seemed to get the message across too! Applause broke out many times during the girl's speeches which seemed to indicate that leaders were agreeing with what they were saying.

  Forum Press Packer: Click here for Ahmad's Palestinian view

Afterwards, Audrey said: "This was just the first step to getting things done, all of the children will keep in touch, we don't want this to be forgotten."

It's the first time children have spoken in front of the General Assembly at the UN.

  Forum Press Packer: Click here to read Arshela's views on education in Pakistan

Gabriela and Audrey were chosen from hundreds of children who participated in the Children's Forum which brought kids from around the world together to discuss all kinds of issues affecting them.

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

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