Advocate for the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Two YUGA members joined four other young people from the Bronx (New York), Ghana, and Norway at the United Nations on October 15, 2009. Together they created a presentation on the importance and results of child participation to inform ambassadors to the UN as they write this year's resolution Children’s Rights.
Read more about their experience being a part of the panel and speaking at the UN:
Youth Speak Up at UNICEF!
Now, you can support their call for action to the United Nations Third Committee (who deal with human rights). What they’re asking for:
- Making government more accessible to young people
- Youth parliaments and advisory boards
- Mandatory training of representatives to the United Nations on how to work with youth (since often youth already know how to work with adults!). This is to make a more friendly and safe environment for child participation.
Email YUGA@planusa.org to add your thoughts and your voice to the petition.
Plan Europe is taking your voice to the European Parliament. Decisions by European policymakers affect millions of children all over the world. You may be too young to vote on those decisions (or similar decisions made by your own governments), but your voice counts!
Add your voice to this campaign by the week of November 16th-20th and have it taken directly to the European Parliament in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child!
Go to www.ihaveavoice.eu to add your voice and upload a photo if you wish.