December 15, 1992 |
Two years after the much-publicized World Summit for Children in New York, the United States and other nations are only slowly meeting their commitments to fund programs aimed at halting the deaths of 40,000 children every day from malnutrition and preventable illnesses. President Bush and the leaders of 70 other countries signed a pact in September, 1990, that they said would set a "new ethic for children" by eradicating the worst aspects of hunger and poverty by the year 2000.
September 30, 1990 |
In what is believed to be the largest gathering ever of world leaders, more than 70 heads of state and government from Albania to Zimbabwe assembled here Saturday to launch an ambitious campaign spotlighting the needs of children.
October 1, 1990 |
President Bush Sunday urged the World Summit for Children to "strive together" so that "children can be saved" as his Administration insisted it would not sign an international convention protecting children because the treaty forbids execution of minors. "Our children are a mirror, an honest reflection of their parents and their world," Bush told the more than 70 heads of state and government gathered together at the United Nations for the summit.
October 2, 1990 |
Twenty-two American corporations today launched an alliance with the United Nations in an effort to save the lives of millions of children worldwide. Responding to the recent World Summit for Children, the leaders of the Corporate Alliance for Child Survival said they would donate money to projects supported by UNICEF. Participants in the alliance include American Express, General Mills, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Nabisco Brands, Kraft General Foods and Pier 1 Imports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
Alison Armstrong, director of Rainbows to End Hunger, urges Orange County residents to reach the goals of the recent World Summit for Children and end hunger and malnutrition in children ("Success of World Summit for Children Depends on Each of Us," Commentary, Oct. 14). But are we not creating greater suffering by feeding hungry children without educating them and their parents about the dangers of overpopulation? Uncontrolled population growth causes all ages to suffer. Air and water pollution increases as more housing and manufacturing are needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990 |
We are usually resigned about our inability to have any real impact on the serious problems facing our communities. We wish our political leadership would do something. But when our elected leaders commit themselves to ambitious goals, we are skeptical. When you heard about the declarations made, and the goals set, at the recent World Summit for Children, what was your response? Did you ask, "Is this more political rhetoric?" Did you say, "Sure, talk is cheap"?