- World Summit for Children
United NationsWorld Summit for Children was held in New Yorkon 29-30 September 1990, bringing together the then-largest-ever gathering of heads of state and government to commit to a set of goals to improve the well-being of childrenworldwide by the year 2000. The summit was the brain-child of James P. Grant, then head of Unicef. It was the first time a UN conference had set a broad agenda for a wide range of goals in health, education, nutritionand human rights, and it set the stage for a series of UN conferences throughout the 1990s on population, environment, food, human rights, social developmentand women's rights.
A commemorative 3-ruble silver coin was released in the
USSRin 1990 to commemorate the event, 20000 of them were minted.
* [http://www.unicef.org/wsc/ Official site]
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