STARS EVENT TO BE EXTENDED AND REMODELLED
Bill Clinton to make keynote speech on 14th October in Dubai
Dubai, 1 October 2001. The Government of Dubai and the STARS Foundation today announced its decision to remodel and extend The Science, Technology & Arts Royal Summit (STARS 2001) charity event in Dubai into a series of children's charity initiatives that will be implemented over the next four months. The STARS Foundation is a non-profit making organisation that aims to harness technological breakthroughs to make a better life for the underprivileged children of the world.
event, which was due to take place on October 13 and 14 2001, will now
kick-off on October 14 with a keynote address from former US President
Bill Clinton and will continue through to January 2002, culminating in
a major event between January 16th and 19th.
"Bill Clinton will therefore open a very 'different' international Royal Summit later this month with a very important keynote address, coming as it does at a time when the STARS theme of 'East meets West' seems even more appropriate and urgent. A series of charity initiatives to 'make a difference' and raise funds for children worldwide will be announced at this event."
At January's Royal Summit, with Bill Clinton returning as the special guest of honour, the world will gather in Dubai to mark the first achievements of STARS in creating a better life for underprivileged children and announce a ten-point plan addressing how the world can better deliver on the hopes, aspirations and human rights of its young people.
The Royal Summit will be held under the auspices of the Dubai government, the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, UNICEF, The Global Movement for Children, The Queen Rania Jordan River Foundation and the Small Faces Children's Charitable Trust.
strongly believe, as do all of those who have been committed to STARS
from the outset, that this course of action is a deeply humanitarian way
forward. Dubai, the Arab World and the international community will join
together on October 14th to achieve something humane at a time of deep
moral cynicism to begin a program helping children worldwide," said