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A foundational touchpoint for UNICEF Australia to engage with young people on the issues of climate change and mental wellbeing was the youth-designed and led Better World Youth Summit, held in Sydney Australia. The Summit welcomed 150 year 10 students from schools across Greater Sydney to share their perspectives on what would make a better world...

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In 2021, blood samples taken from residents in the vicinity of Zwijndrecht showed abnormally high levels of the chemical PFOS after a company polluted the soil around the factory with this chemical substance. UNICEF Belgium decided to talk with the children from this region...

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In August 2022, UNICEF Bulgaria organised two workshops with two groups of children to discuss and present their experiences, perceptions and opinions on the "places and spaces" they live in...

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In 2022, UNICEF Canada partnered with several youth advocates to develop a written piece and subsequent video titled “A Letter to Canada from the Young Leaders of Today”...

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Costa Rica

In late August 2022, UNICEF Costa Rica organized two workshops with 10 young people between the ages of 13 and 18 to discuss their experiences, perceptions and opinions about the "places and spaces" in which they live. The participants came from different communities in the country, both rural and urban...

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At the end of June 2022, UNICEF Italy organised a workshop with 10 young people aged between 14 and 18 years to discuss with them their experiences, perceptions and opinions on the "places and spaces" they live in...

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New Zealand

UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand worked alongside Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto school to organise a two- day workshop in June (21st-22nd) in Ōtautahi Christchurch. As part of this workshop, nine children between the ages of nine and ten got to share their perspectives on the environment, which was the main topic presented as part of RC17...