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Children's Charter for disaster risk reduction

Overview

Children's Charter: An Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction for Children by Children

Plan is part of Children in a Changing Climate, which is a coalition of leading child-focused research, development and humanitarian organisations - each with a commitment to share knowledge, coordinate activities and work with children as agents of change.

The Children’s Charter for disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been developed through consultations with more than 600 children in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The aim of this charter is to raise awareness of the need for a child-centred approach to DRR and for stronger commitment from governments, donors and agencies to take appropriate steps to protect children and utilise their energy and knowledge to engage in DRR and climate change adaptation.