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Angola; Children Represent the Country At World Summit in Japan

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Three Angolan children will represent the country in the World Childrenґs Summit on Environment, to be held from 26 to 29 July 2005, in Aichi, Japan.

Speaking to Angop today, Constantino Mendes, secretary for cooperation of Angola's Ecological Youth organisation (JEA), said that the children will attend the event in light of Expo-2005, happening in Japan until September of the current year with the motto "Knowledge and Nature". Water, biodiversity, human safety concerning natural disasters, children's rights regarding a healthy environment, are the topics to be debated in the conference, among other others.

Three tutors of JEA will accompany the children selected in Angola's Scouts Association, Angolan Pioneers Organisation (OPA) and students.

In Japan, the children will equally visit the pavillions related with the environment in order to learn of new technologies which change the environment.

The conference is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Africa, as the cradle of humanity, will display items which shows its way of life, from primitive to modern times.

Angola is at Africa's pavillion (except South African and Egypt) and displays a village of pastors of the Kwvale ethnic sub-group of the Nhaneka-Humbi people (located between the north of Cunene province and the south of Huнla), besides natural resources linked to the sector of oil and diamonds technologies.

Expo-Japan 2005 is being held in an area of 173 hectares, in Aichi, to the East of Nagoia, Japan's third largest city.

The world exhibition is being attended by over 120 countries and international organisations, it is expected the attendance of 15 million visitors from all parts of the globe.

Africa News/ Angola Press Agency (Luanda),
12.04.2005