Scottish screen star Ewan McGregor will open the children’s version of the G8
summit next month–the C8 summit.
Kids from the world’s poorest nations will join youngsters from the
wealthiest countries in Dunblane, Scotland on July 3, and will present
their own manifesto to the world leaders at the Gleneagles summit three days
The Star Wars actor, who is an ambassador for the United Nation’s UNICEF
initiative, is astounded by the young participants’ adult approach to the
He says, “Children have a unique perspective on the world. I am amazed at
their eloquent, articulate and passionate views.”
“Many living in other countries have had direct experience of issues such as
poverty, education, HIV and AIDS, and deserve to have their voices heard.”
Children from Bhutan, Moldova, Yemen, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cambodia,
Lesotho, Bolivia, UK, France, Italy and Germany will take part.
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