When UNICEF and child-friendly agencies commenced the global online discussion with children and youth to hear their views about the declaration of the SDGs, there was a hope that young people would grasp the chance to be heard and communicate what concerns them most for a better future. Very soon it became clear that they would. In the four weeks that the e-consultation ran for, there were over 400 individual and joint responses to the five questions from 47 countries in every reg...


The involvement of children and young people in crafting the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is of critical importance – in fact, it is the only way to achieve the future Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Agenda -- including its opening declaration -- should recognize the centrality of children, young people and future generations as well as lay out a vision for a future that speaks to children; that feels relevant to their lives and those of their families and thei...


Never Underestimate the Power of Children: Students Present to the UN

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A Post-2015 Agenda understood by and inspiring to children and young people: A presentation by children from the United Nations International School (UNIS). Wednesday 13 May 2015 - New York City, NY UNICEF House at UNHQ. Attendance: 200+ It can be discouraging to learn about all of the challenges in the world – poverty, hunger, climate change. But does it give you hope to know that people – including world leaders – from all around the world are determined to solve thes...


Post-2015 Updates from a Child Rights Perspective on Instagram & Tumblr

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The UNICEF Post-2015 Team is pleased to share its new social media sites on Instagram and Tumblr! These sites will give updates on the Post-2015 Development Agenda from a child rights perspective. In July, the UN System released a report that was essentially a “first draft” of the future Post-2015 Development Agenda and which will be what governments use to negotiate on for the official Agenda next fall. The UNICEF Post-2015 social media sites on Instagram and Tumblr will b...


Youth & Community Theatre for Development

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Yesterday morning, on 23 June at UNICEF NYHQ, there was a feature on “Community Theatre in Achieving Results for Children” that was part of UNICEF’s 2014 Spotlight series on Communication for Development (C4D) Innovations for Equity. This feature facilitated a panel discussion on how Community Theatre can be an effective platform for youth to identify, validate, solve, and express personal, social, or political issues critical to their lives and experiences. There were quite...


Reaching Out to African Youth on the Post-2015 Agenda

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More than 60 percent of the population in African countries is younger than 35, making the youth Africa's best development asset now and in the future. Thankfully, African youth voices are being reached out to and being heard. African Monitor is in partnership with Text To Change and other local partners with an initiative titled Voice Africa's Future that uses innovative mobile technology to include youth participation in the post-2015 development framework. The initiative took pl...


Young People Recognized as International Experts at UN Event

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It’s not every day at the United Nations that young voices are gripping the attention of adult representatives, organization directors, and foreign ministers. What took place last Tuesday morning at the Westin Hotel in NYC was the event on “International Youth Voices on Post-2015,” where young representatives signaled that “young people are suffering with the same issues on a large, global scale” and want to do something about it. From these voices, it was very clear to t...


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