No child or young person shall be left behind

A child rights and youth perspective in Nordic disability co-operation


The vision of Nordic co-operation is to achieve the world’s most integrated and sustainable region by 2030. To succeed, it is vital that we involve children and young people in the development, implementation and evaluation of policy.The Nordic Council of Ministers’ cross-sectoral strategy for children and young people states that “the Nordic Region must be the best place in the world for children and young people”. A child rights and youth perspective is therefore integrated into every aspect of Nordic co-operation.A child rights perspective has previously been highlighted in Nordic disability co-operation and young people with disabilities have been involved in projects, events and expert groups; however, this has not been systematically implemented or regularly followed up. The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) has tasked the Nordic Welfare Centre with, in dialogue with the Disability Council, developing a scheme for how disability cooperation can adopt a more explicit child rights and youth perspective.Read more about this work in our publication No child or young person should be left behind –  A child rights and youth perspective in Nordic disability co-operation.