Join the World’s First Children’s Assembly is a paid collaberative post. Every September members of the United Nations gather at the UN’s annual General Assembly in New York, where politicians meet to debate and decide on key issues that will influence world policies and thinking for decades to come. But what about the children who will have to live with the consequences of the decisions made by adult politicians? T
This year the first-ever Children’s General Assembly launches to debate worldwide challenges and to challenge political thinking; all children are invited to participate and to put forward their ideas to create a better future.
The first Children’s General Assembly will be held in Billund, Denmark, from 19th to 21st September, to allow children worldwide the chance to put forward their manifesto.
All children aged between 10 and 17 years of age – regardless of nationality, religion, gender, disability, or any other prerequisites – are welcome to join the Children’s Assembly. Simply register here, by Wednesday, 7th April 2021. Those who sign up after that date can still view and comment on the Assembly meeting in September.
What is the Children’s Assembly?
The purpose of the Children’s Assembly is:
- For children of the world to voice their shared perspectives on world challenges and their solutions for the world
- For participating children to experience learning through play and being creative world citizens
How will the Children’s Assembly work in practical terms?
From April to May approximately 80 children from 40 nations children will work together online to discuss and co-create solutions to global challenges that they feel are critical to their future. Children want to be heard and this gives them the opportunity to gather together with a global call to action on decisions that affect their futures and they will be grouped together based on their area of focus and concern.
Children have such amazing forward-thinking opinions on many global issues including global warming, plastic in the world’s oceans and in the food we eat. Inequality worldwide has been made worse by the pandemic and by wars; refugees suffer from starvation, serious injury and homelessness. The goal of the first Children’s General Assembly is to give our children a united voice.
In June each group will present their ideas in a virtual workshop before co-creating a speech to deliver at the Children’s General Assembly, in Billund.
A group of 8 to 16 children, with a senior family member or caregiver, will travel to Billund to present their
agreed on speeches to those gathered and to vote on the key points to be included in the joint Manifesto to be
presented to world leaders in New York, at the United Nations General Assembly, on 21st September.
Children worldwide will join them virtually throughout this process.
How Do I get Involved?
80 participants will be offered a seat. However, everyone who applies will receive an invitation to attend the LIVE Streaming of the Plenary Assembly in September.
If you are between 10 and 17 years of age, Make sure you complete the online application form by Wednesday, 7th April 2021.
Those who sign up after that date can still view and comment on the Assembly meeting in September.