Every year, the “Group of Eight Nations” (G8) – including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia – meets to discuss key global issues and decide on common goals.
UNICEF decided in 2005 to hold the first everChildren’s Forum alongside the G8 meeting to give young people a chance to debate the issues being discussed by the G8 and come up with recommendations for the G8 leaders.
As part of preparations for the upcoming Junior 8 summit in Germany in June 2007, UNICEF committees in G8 countries are working with Morgan Stanley International Foundation and Partners to support the Junior 8 competition which will see a team of 8 young people from each G8 country meet in Germany to discuss issues.
The competition will run from 15th January through 31st March. Teams work together to come up with their own ideas on how to tackle the key issues being discussed by the G8. They submit these ideas online through the J8 website.
If you wish to participate, visit theJunior8 website.
Competition deadline:29th March 2007 Visit: http://www.crin.org/resources/infoDetail.asp?ID=12198
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