Youth participation is about young people having the right, means, skills, confidence, support and space to influence decisions and take part in actions which contribute to a more just and equal world.
What can you do?
Hold an exhibition in your community of photos or paintings on the theme of participation.Visit www.takingitglobal.org/themes/mdg to find out ways that young people can participate in making the Millennium Development Goals a reality.If you are 18 or older, and have not already done so, register to vote.
Dates for your Diary
20 February - Non-violent Resistance Day8 March - International Women's Day21 March - International Day Against Racism5 June - World Environment Day12 August - International Youth Day20 November - Universal Children's Day10 December - Human Rights Day
Changing your World: Toolkit for Young Campaigners (2005). YCare International
Children Changing their World: Understanding and Evaluating Children's Participation in Development (2004). Plan International