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Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi gets global support to achieve his vision of a child-friendly world
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum organised under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Committee celebrated the struggle and vision of the revered Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi. The three-day event concentrated extensively on his work and achievements in the field of child rights.
To supplement the vision Kailash Satyarthi has for the world, the forum deliberated upon critical issues such as peace, security, implications of and the relation between human trafficking, slavery, climate change, the refugee crisis and poverty.

Satyarthi inaugurated the setting by engaging in a live-streamed global conversation with the forum delegates and youth from United Nations Children's Fund offices around the world.

Addressing the audience Satyarthi said, "The world needs to be educated and enlightened about the consequences of engaging children in slavery and subjecting them to abuse and exploitation. This crisis has persisted globally for a long time now and it is vital that we open our eyes, address this issue, find a solution and take action immediately. I won't say that it can be done in a day, but if people from different parts of the world start taking initiative, we will soon have a world where children can enjoy their right to experience childhood as it is meant to be. Not as child slaves or victims of child trafficking and sexual exploitation but as children of a free and educated world."

The agenda for discussion included sessions on children in armed conflict, commercial sexual exploitation and threat multiplier: climate change, drought and its consequences on human security, responsible business conduct, peace and security and the role of the governments.

The event also saw the participation of eminent people from across the world, which included Judy Gearhart, Executive Director of the International Labor Rights Forum; Kare Aas, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kartik Chandran, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University to name a few.

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