6. Performance of the International NGO "WORLD CHILDREN LEAGUE OF NATIONS"

International NGO “World Children League of Nations” was founded by the representatives of 50 countries on 31st of July, 2009,in the ArtekInternational Children Centre during the 8th International Children Festival “Let’s Change the World for the Better!”.

During the Festival, the General Assembly was held and the Charter of the World Children League of Nations was adopted, the governing bodies, honorable members, Director General were elected, and Artek International Children Centre was recognized as its headquarters. Young representatives of participating countries signed the joint Appeal to the UN General Assembly requesting for their international initiative to be supported in the interests of children.

On October 06, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered the International NGO “World Children League of Nations”.

October 08-09, 2009,presentation of the International NGO “World Children League of Nations” at the World Jubilee Conference dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rightsof theChild (Geneva, Switzerland). 700 delegates from 100 countries discussed the ways of how to improve an involvement of children into social life activities. The representatives of many countries showed a deep interest in the newly established organization and expressed a wish to join it. That means that the League has a future and can contribute to the development of the world children movement.

On December 09, 2009, Kyiv - the League was presented to the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Ukraine.

On July 31, 2010, under the 9th International Children Festival “Let’s Change the World for the Better!” the first meeting of the General Assembly of the League took place, during which delegates from 51 world countries adopted another joint Appeal to the UN General Assembly and heads of states.

On July 30, 2011, under the 10th International Children Festival “Let’s Change the World for the Better!”, the second meeting of the General Assembly of the League was held, in which delegates from 48 world countries took part.

Key issues discussed at the sections:

- Who am I? Identity in the global world.

- Life of children in information environment: media and how they can protect the rights of children.

- ABC for crisis situations.

As a result of all discussions, 10 good things have been identified to be implemented together with adults between the GA sessions, Coordination Board and Chief Coordinator (Regan Taute, South Africa) have been elected, joint Appeal to the UN General Assembly and heads of states was signed and handed over to the Deputy Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child P. Guran to be duly forwarded.

July 20-31, 2012.

During the 11th International Children Festival “Let’s Change the World for the Better!”, the meeting of the third session of the General Assembly of the League was held.

Delegates from 54 world countries took part in the meeting.

The agenda of the third session of the General Assembly included the following items:

1. A child in the information space.

2. Moral or material values? What will children choose?

3. War steals childhood.

4. Results of work between the sessions.

The meetings were held in the shape of discussions, games, interviews, trainings, online conferences.

As a result:

- 10 good projects have been identified to be implemented together with adults between the sessions;

- an opportunity to involve young people in the development and implementation of mini-projects was discussed with international experts and UN volunteers;

- new Coordination Board was elected;

- joint Appeal to the international organizations and heads of participating states was prepared.

Key outcomes:

1. Continuing educational work to build friendly contacts among children of various nationalities, promote principles of tolerance in a multinational environment, prevent racial and ethnical discrimination.

2. Establishing and developing bilateral and multilateral cultural relations among countries, NGOs, children educational facilities, art groups.

3. Sharing knowledge about participating countries among children.

4. Presenting the activities of the INGO “World Children League of Nations” to the wide public via Internet, mass media, TV programmes, printed media.

5. Adopting the Appeal of the delegates of the third session of the General Assembly of the INGO “World Children League of Nations” to the leaders of states, international organizations and adults of all countries.

6. Electing Salekh Dzhafarov, Azerbaijan, Chief Coordinator of the INGO “World Children League of Nations” for 2012-2013.

7. Electing coordinators of 10 Good Projects to be implemented between sessions (www.hope-good.org).

8. Establishing a children’s social network CSN, which provides an opportunity for the children in the world to communicate with the help of modern information technologies.

Under the framework of the fourth session of the General Assembly of the INGOWorld Children Leagueof Nations”, the OCSE Children and Youth Summit is to take place.

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