20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
On 26 November, the Air France Foundation and UNESCO are organizing a day-long event devoted to the plight of destitute children.
During the event, to be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, a seminar will bring together experts, associations and political representatives from the various continents to explore new lines and actions, whether political, educational or social, in an attempt to eradicate this scourge.
In the evening, ‘Street children’, a documentary directed by Michel Bulté, will be previewed with a commentary by French actor Pierre Arditi. The film draws attention to the conditions of these child victims through poignant portraits of young people and those trying desperately to save them, bringing the severity of the situation home to us.
This will also be the first time the ‘Air France Foundation’ prize is awarded for work carried out by an association in the field.
François Brousse, Chairman of the Foundation said ‘Helping children in difficulty is the cornerstone of the Air France Foundation. Our commitment, together with that of UNESCO, to fight the scourge of destitute children appears to us as fundamental and has been inherent in the actions we have directed throughout the world over the last 17 years.’
Source = Air France