Convention on the Rights of the Child

Participation

When adults make decisions that affect children, who are capable of forming their views have the right to express those views freely in matters affecting them & adults will take those views into account in accordance with the age & maturity of the child.

UNICEF Image: UNICEF CRC@25 Factograph: Participation
Children and young people have increasingly been participating in their communities, cities and countries, particularly through advances in mobile technology and social media. They are also actively taking a role in development efforts that affect them, from local projects such as peer education and child-friendly cities, to international children’s congresses, parliaments, special sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, and dialogues with world leaders at G8 Summits.

 

 

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