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Quiz on the Special Session on Children

On 13-14 November 2006, UNICEF and the European Childrens’ Network, Euronet, co-hosted a meeting with European governmental bodies, UN agencies and representatives from civil society organisations. Special attention was given to the responsibilities of European governments that signed up for the ‘World Fit for Children' pledge, which will be under review in May 2007.

This week, test your knowledge on the UN Special Session for Children and its outcome document ‘A World Fit for Children’.

 


1. In May 2002, the UN General Assembly held a Special Session on children. When are these sessions held?

A: Every 5 years
B: Every 10 years
C: It was the first time


2. The ‘World Fit for Children’ plan is based on four principles. Which of the following is not one of them?

A: Promoting healthy lives
B: Eradicating child poverty
C: Providing quality education for all


3. How many governments adopted the Declaration and Plan of Action set out in the ‘World Fit for Children’?

A: 190
B: 187
C: 173


4. Following the Special Session, how many countries developed National Plans of Actions?

A: 16
B: 47
C: 123


5. What was the role of children during the Special Session on Children?

A: They participated at the Special Session as delegates from NGOs or governments.
B: They presented their views at the opening of the General Assembly debate
C: both


6. How many children participated in the events surrounding the Special Session?

A: 150
B: 450
C: Over 600


7. What was the aim of the ‘Say Yes to Children’ campaign leading up to the 2002 UN Special Session on Children?

A: To collect as many pledges as possible for the actions needed to improve childrens’ lives.
B: To present to the public what was going to happen at the Special Session on Children.
C: To raise money for child rights organisations


8. What educational goal does the ‘World Fit for Children’ set for the year 2015?

A: All children should complete a full primary education
B: All children should complete a full secondary education
C: both


9. According to the 2005 UN follow-up report, how many children die annually of diseases that could be prevented or treated effectively?

A: 5 Million
B: 6 Million
C: 7 Million


10. Despite the pledge made to protect children against the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS, how many children are estimated to have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS to this day according to a recent report?

A: 10 Million
B: 15 Million
C: 20 Million