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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi during the 'Laureates and Leaders' Summit for Children organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Dec 10, 2016. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)
President Pranab Mukherjee, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi during the 'Laureates and Leaders' Summit for Children organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Dec 10, 2016 (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

In support of protection for children and their rights, a global campaign on child rights begins in New Delhi. The summit hosts several several Nobel laureates and world leaders….reports Asian Lite News

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi during the 'Laureates and Leaders' Summit for Children organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Dec 10, 2016. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)
President Pranab Mukherjee, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi during the ‘Laureates and Leaders’ Summit for Children organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Dec 10, 2016 (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

Titled “100 Million for 100 Million”, the campaign aims to mobilise 100 million youths and children to work for 100 million underprivileged children across the world.

The event is being organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation.

Child rights activist Satyarthi will be one of the five Nobel Prize winners at the summit.

The others are Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, former Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta, Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Tawakkol Karman (Yemen).

The Nobel prize winning organisations attending the event are the International Labour Organisation (ILO), ICRC, Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, MSF or Doctors Without Borders and Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.

The other VIPs who will be coming are Princess Charlene of Monaco, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former Togo Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo, The Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs as well as Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD.

A Town Hall meeting will be organized on December 11 when the Nobel Laureates and others will interact with an audience of child and youth leaders, government and business leaders and civil society groups.

A total of 4.52 lakh cases of human trafficking and forced labour were registered in India between 2008 and 2012, according to information provided by the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation.

India is said to be home to some 4.3 million child labourers.

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