UNICEF Australia always finds a way to give children and young people a voice in building not only their futures, but the futures of the next generation.
We work collaboratively with children and young people to elevate and amplify their voices on the issues that affect them. The voices of children and young people can provide advice and valuable insight into how their rights can best be protected and fulfilled.
We’re empowering young Australians to influence action on the issues that matter most to them through youth consultations and leadership programs. Children and young people have the right to have their say about issues that affect their lives, and yet too often they are left out of the conversation.
We value the participation of children and young people as our partners and collaborators, contributing to our work to achieve policy and program goals that affect them. We help young people build skills that will enable them to negotiate with adults for the realisation of their rights. Because it is important that young Australians are involved in shaping the policies and programs that affect their lives.
"Every child and young person under 18 years of age has the right to participate and have their opinions included in decision-making processes that relate to their lives."
Information for Children and Young People
Resources for you to learn about interesting topics and discover what young people think.
Everything about children's rights
Anyone of any age can speak up for the rights of children. Use these resources to take action and influence change.
Do you want to get involved?
Our Young Ambassador program gives young people aged 15-24 the opportunity to speak up for children’s rights and for what matters most to Australia's young people.
Recruited from across Australia, our Young Ambassadors are trained in leadership, government advocacy, media and communications, and engage with children and young people to male meaningful change.
For all Australia's children
From remote towns to city centres, the rights and wellbeing of Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people are being impacted by poverty, mental health, homelessness, violence, climate-driven disasters, and for some, lack of access to quality education and health care.