The Junior Eight Summit group handed the senior group a proposal –
2. “have progressive short- and long-term goals and a revised framework which ensures that promises are kept.”
3. “promote the rights of children, especially girls”
4. “boost investment in Africa”
5. “tackle education and health problems”
6. “further gain a young person’s perspective on global issues.”
7. ”Let’s turn young people’s ideas into actions, and not just words.”
The J-8 Summit started in Britain in 2005 and has met annually since. The declaration was adopted by 39 young people aged 14-17 who are representing the G-8 and other countries – Japan, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the United States, Iraq, Mongolia, Nepal and South Africa.
The Bible says “a little child shall lead them” (Is. 11:6). When will we old goats begin to follow?