The participation rights of adolescents: A strategic approach

Year of production: 2001

This paper aims to stimulate further discussion and serve as a resource for effectively promoting the participation rights of adolescents. It is primarily written for adults – policymakers, programmers, advocates and activists – who are committed to supporting the meaningful and active engagement of people aged 10 to 19 years. The paper is divided into three parts. The first (sections 2-3) provides the theoretical and conceptual basis for effective adolescent participation. The second (sections 4-7) focuses on the programmatic and strategic aspects. The third (annexes) provides a set of tools.



The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.