Peace Child

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Peace Child International empowers young people to take responsibility for peace, human rights and the environment through education, leadership development and direct participation in the events that shape our world community.

This it does through producing publications, musicals, conferences and encouraging its affiliate youth groups throughout the world. Peace Child gets its name from a tradition In Papua New Guinea, when warring tribes of head-hunters made peace, they each exchanged a child. The children would grow up with the others' tribe and if in the future, conflict threatened between the tribes again, those children would be sent to negotiate. Such a child was called a "Peace Child." This legend represents the important role we believe young people can play in changing the world.

PCI is an educational charity registered in the United Kingdom. With a network of more than 500 youth eco-groups in 120 countries around the world, it works closely with the United Nations and its agencies to empower young people to write, design, and illustrate children's editions of important United Nations reports. Its most successful production to date was a children's edition of "Agenda 21, Rescue Mission: Planet Earth," which has sold more than 320,000 copies around the world in 18 languages.

Learn more at peacechild.org

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