Children & Young People: Participating in Decision-Making - A Call for Action

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This document presents the justification and identifies the underlying principles for promoting the meaningful participation of children and young people in decision-making processes. The main barriers to achieving this goal are discussed and guidelines are provided on how to create a more conducive environment. The document ends with an appeal to individuals and institutions to rise to the challenge of moving this agenda forward. Concrete actions need to be undertaken at regional and country levels to eliminate the barriers and to facilitate every young person’s right to be involved in the shaping of the future.

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