Resources from Partners

Empowering youth participation

Children and young people are driving meaningful change and improving their communities everywhere you look. Engaging youth in programmes and policy change efforts is a valued component of organisations worldwide. Find out more on strategies for youth participation and activation below:

  • A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating children’s participation: a six-part guide on how to monitor and evaluate children’s participation in programmes, communities and in wider society.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child: a fundamental document recognizing the innate human rights of children worldwide and proclaiming that each child should be afforded the necessary protection and assistance so that they can develop in a safe environment and fully assume their responsibilities within the community.
  • UNESCO operational strategy on youth 2014-2021: strategy introducing a framework on improving investment in research, policies and programmes to create an enabling and rights-based environment where youth prosper, exercise rights, regain hope and a sense of community, and engage as responsible social actors and innovators.
  • Unleashing the power of youth to change our world: Restless Development puts youth at the heart of development with their new 2030 framework. This strategy is not about harnessing the power of youth to do what others think is best. It’s about unleashing youth leadership as an agent of change in its own right.