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children make web connection with ribbons at UN meet On 9 December, child delegates use ribbon to create a symbolic web connecting them to each other, during a workshop on the first day of the Children's Forum at UNICEF House. The Forum, a substantive supporting event of the WFFC+5 plenary meeting at UNHQ, was organized by UNICEF, the international NGO Save the Children and other members of the Global Movement for Children coalition.

Innocenti Seminars, Meetings and Events

14 March
Launch of the book, Fragile States: Causes, Costs, and Responses, edited by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Mark McGillivray. Published by Oxford University Press.
Florence, Italy

18 - 19 April
Expert meeting on the structural determinants of Child well-being.
Florence, Italy

16 - 20 April
Expert Consultation on Child Research Ethics, a joint project by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Southern Cross University and Childwatch.
Florence, Italy

External Conferences and Events

14 - 16 March
Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness, second in a series of global forums jointly organised by Leonard Cheshire Disability and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Bangkok, Thailand
>br /> 23 - 25 May
VIII International Conference of The Latin American And Caribbean Research Network and Annual Regional Childwatch Meeting.
Caracas, Venezuela

29 - 30 May
International Policy Conference on the African Child - Intercountry Adoption: Alternatives and Controversies.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

26 - 29 June
Representing Young People: Voice, Image, Practice, Power.
Maynooth, Ireland

21 - 25 July
The 20th World IACAPAP Congress on 'Brain, Mind and Development'.
Paris, France

5 - 7 September
Second International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network - Children, Young People and Adults: Extending the Conversation.
Preston, England

14 - 17 October
First international conference of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa - Social Work: Towards Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights.
White River, South Africa

15 - 19 October
The 5th World Congress for the Rights of Children and Adolescents.
San Juan de Puerto Rico, Argentina

9 - 11 November
International conference organised by Carleton University - The rights of children and youth in research: ethical and policy implications.
Ottawa, Canada

26 -30 November
The 2012 Inter-Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciencesis - Children and Youth in a Changing World.
Bhubaneswar, India