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Did you know?

In New Zealand more than 58 per cent of young people belong to a community group, club or team, according to New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development.

If you’re interested in global rights for young people and what that means locally, this page has links to help you.

International Youth Day

The United Nations recognises this with International Youth Day on 12 August. It’s a day to celebrate the positive achievements of youth all over the world.

The 2013 theme is Youth Migration, Moving Development Forward and it aims to raise awareness of the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration, share knowledge and information stemming from recent research and analysis on this topic, and engage young people in discussions on their migration experiences.

August 2013

International rights websites

* Amnesty International
Join in with over 1.5 million people who are already speaking out about human rights.
* Child Soldiers International
Works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers.
* Freechild Project
Children's rights are being abused throughout the world. Find out what you can do about it.
* Global Focus Aotearoa
Resources for young people and educators about creating a just world. In 2011, because of a lack of funding, Global Focus ceased to publish; however you can still download all archived publications and resources. Global Focus has established the Global Focus Fund with the aim to provide funding for Global Citizenship education for New Zealanders.
* TakingITGlobal TIG
A collaborative learning community giving you access to global opportunities, cross-cultural connections and meaningful participation in decision-making.
* Trade Aid
New Zealand based fair trade organisation, with many suggestions of actions that you can take to fair trade your world!
* UNICEF
Children's rights throughout the world.
* United Nations
United Nations homepage.
* United Nations Youth New Zealand
Key role players in the establishment of a vision of a healthy, equal & peaceful world.
* Voices of Youth (UNICEF)
Voices of Youth (VOY) is UNICEF's online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world, in particular human rights and children's rights.
* Youth For Human Rights
Learn about human rights and become an advocate for the promotion of tolerance and peace.