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    The 12th World Children's Day was marked with a week of activities at Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. (1st to 5th November).

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    The 12th World Children's Day was marked with a week of activities at Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. (1st to 5th November).

    Highlight of the week was a march by four thousand children to the Houphouet Boigny stadium where they gave a gymnastic demonstration. The Secretary of State, Mr. August Denise, in his capacity as president of the Children's Week, was met and saluted by a team of majorettes. A hundred nations celebrate Children's Day, which was begun in 1959 at the fourteenth session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was designed to remind government of the United Nations Proclamation of Children's Rights....a ten point declaration.

    This year the Ivory Coast decided to highlight the fourth principle..."a child is entitled to proper lodging, food, leisure and medical care," and the theme was "A better life for children is slums and shanty towns."
    SYNOPSIS: At Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, four thousand children marched to the Houphouet-Boigny stadium as a highlight of celebrations marking World Children's Day. They were welcomed by the Secretary of State, Mr. August Deniss, President of "Children's Week."
    A hundred nations celebrate Children's Day, which was begun in 1959 at the fourteenth session of the United Nations General Assembly. At that session, the ten point proclamation of children's rights was signed. Children's Day is designed to remind governments of its existence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5P6Q9I4QL0MTE5I1OP9W3IZ6J
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P6Q9I4QL0MTE5I1OP9W3IZ6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    N/A

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