Knowing your rights

Every child and young person under the age of 18 has rights and responsibilities. These are protected by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It’s been signed by every country in the world, except the USA and Somalia.

Protecting your rights

As a young person, you can be involved in making sure your rights are protected by knowing and learning about your rights and talking to friends and family.

Advocates for children and young people

Sometimes it can be difficult for children and young people to have their voices heard, at these times you might find it useful to have an advocate to assist in communicating on your behalf.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals below are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between world leaders and peoples.