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Are we listening? Children's participation rights in government policy The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group

Contributor(s): New Zealand. The .UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Getting it right.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2019Description: electronic document (32 pages) ; PDF file : 2.5 MB.ISBN: 978-0-473-48453-8 .Subject(s): Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa | Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhuii Tika Tangata | New Zealand. Office of the Children's Commissioner | Save the Children New Zealand | UNICEF New Zealand | ADOLESCENTS | CHILDREN | CHILDREN'S RIGHTS | Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) | GOVERNMENT POLICY | ORGANISATIONAL SYSTEMS | SOCIAL CHANGE | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Media release | Access the website Summary: Are We Listening? reports on how well the government is implementing the Children’s Convention in relation to children’s participation rights. It is the second thematic report in the Children's Convention Monitoring Group’s Getting it Right series, following on from last year’s Getting it Right – Building Blocks, which focussed on the General Measures of Implementation of the Children’s Convention. The report briefly discusses what children’s participation is and presents the benefits of considering children’s views in policy. It then looks at how the government is currently considering children’s views in policy development, and highlights opportunities where more can be done. Examples of some current government practice are included. The report ends with 10 ideas for strengthening children’s participation in the policy process, to ensure policies are influenced and shaped by children, consistent with their rights. (From the website). Record #6339
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Are We Listening? reports on how well the government is implementing the Children’s Convention in relation to children’s participation rights. It is the second thematic report in the Children's Convention Monitoring Group’s Getting it Right series, following on from last year’s Getting it Right – Building Blocks, which focussed on the General Measures of Implementation of the Children’s Convention.

The report briefly discusses what children’s participation is and presents the benefits of considering children’s views in policy. It then looks at how the government is currently considering children’s views in policy development, and highlights opportunities where more can be done. Examples of some current government practice are included. The report ends with 10 ideas for strengthening children’s participation in the policy process, to ensure policies are influenced and shaped by children, consistent with their rights. (From the website). Record #6339

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