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Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns

As one of the largest child rights organisations in the world, we use our network of country, regional and liaison offices to drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels to advance children's rights and equality for girls.

Plan International is independent of governments, religions and political parties. Our work is rooted in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international and regional human rights treaties. This provides a strong basis for policy analysis and advocacy to achieve meaningful change for girls, boys, adolescents and youth.

We work across the global organisation, with children and young people, and with strategic partners to:

  • Bring together Plan International’s thematic and programme expertise to analyse key issues and develop public policy positions that form the foundation of our advocacy.
  • Develop and implement global advocacy plans for priority issues, global campaigns and the influencing aspects of Plan International’s partnerships and communications
  • Work with children and young people to ensure their voices and ideas are heard and taken into account.
  • Lead the organisation’s engagement with key multilateral organisations and global advocacy partners
  • Facilitate the strengthening of advocacy across the global organisation

Drawing on more than 75 years of experience and programme evidence and connecting to the lives of millions of children, youth and communities around the world, our advocacy targets changes to policies, resource allocation, legislation, institutions and practices so that both current and future generations can realise their rights and fulfil their potential.

Plan International’s current advocacy priorities include


Plan International has 4 liaison offices. They represent the organisation’s advocacy agenda towards the United Nations in New York and Geneva, towards the African Union in Addis Ababa and the European Union in Brussels. Click on the buttons below to find out more about their work.