Our Child and Youth Council


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Our CYC is made up of children and young people from around New Zealand who come together to discuss issues of national and global significance. They suggest how we might address those issues. They lead activities that make a difference in their schools and communities.

This year they submitted a report to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review of human rights in New Zealand. Last year they made a submission on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children and responded to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner Experts Advisory Group on Poverty report. 

Most of the advocacy work carried out by the CYC is done on an online platform Hear Our Voices Values Exchange . This allows children and young people to share, discuss and generate qualitative and quantitative reports on possible solutions to challenges facing our society today.

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