National Youth Council
In keeping with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF USA's mission, UNICEF USA's National Youth Council works to help uphold every child's right to survive and thrive. This dedicated group of young leaders, ages 14–24, works within UNICEF USA and nationwide to voice the concerns and viewpoints of children and young people. Meet and learn more about this dynamic group of change-makers:
UNICEF USA’s Youth Representatives (ages 14-24) are young leaders who serve as child rights advocates who support UNICEF’s work in a regional capacity. Youth Representatives help UNICEF USA grow our community of supporters and advance local child rights action through the Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) and other municipal partnerships (in select cities). They serve as youth leaders in their local community, activating the UNICEF Clubs network, and engaging stakeholders to drive policy change.