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Welcome to UNICEF Youth – a space for you to dive deeper into the big issues young people, like you, care about. 

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity, and we exist to make sure all children and young people, no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe, grow up healthy and have a safe place to live, learn and play.  

In Australia, UNICEF advocates for the rights of every child. That’s right, just like adults, you have rights too! And we give children and young people a platform to have their voices heard. At UNICEF Youth, you will learn about child rights and the issues Aussie kids care about. You will also be inspired by other young people who are advocating for a better world for all.  

Just a kid

Discover the issues Aussie kids are talking about.  

Sustainable development goals infographic

What are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Back in 2015, world leaders came together to set an exciting course for the future of human development by creating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

These 17 Global Goals were designed to make sure that everyone is taken care of, and no one is left behind. 

Manon, Young Ambassador

Humans of UNICEF

Meet Manon, 2022 UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador

Manon, who is from the Gold Coast, and Jahin who is from Canberra, have helped UNICEF Australia speak up for children's rights. Alongside our other Young Ambassadors, Manon and Jahin listened to young people's issues in their communities. They then went to Parliament House to raise these issues with Australia's key decision-makers, like Senator Penny Wong, and recommend ideas for change.  

Find out what Manon, Jahin and our other Young Ambassadors told our nation’s leaders. 

Young Ambassadors in Parliament House

What did Manon and Jahin tell Parliament?

NextGen: a UNICEF Australia podcast

NextGen: a UNICEF Australia podcast

Here at UNICEF Australia, we’re giving young people a platform to speak up on issues they care about. In every episode, our UNICEF Australia Ambassador and your podcast host, Rae Johnston, is passing the mic to young people and experts as we discuss everything from climate change to mental health and inequality.  

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Child-friendly complaints portal

Have you been upset by something or feel like you haven't been heard?

If you ever feel upset about something a UNICEF Australia worker said or did, you can let us know. We take all complaints seriously!