Our priorities at the United Nations

Learn about Plan International’s key influencing priorities at the United Nations.

A girl from Brazil who takes part in a Plan International programme on girls' rights

Girls’ rights

Advocating for the inclusion of gender, age and diversity to bring girls to the forefront of international law and policy.

Girls from Timor Leste at a conference on reproductive health

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Access to quality sexual and reproductive health services and information is essential to protect adolescents’ health and ability to follow their ambitions.

Girls in a crisis setting

Girls in crises

Adolescent girls experience crises differently to boys and women yet their specific needs are often overlooked in emergency responses.

A girl holding up a banner calling for people to speak out about rape

Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic and a violation of human rights, with girls particularly vulnerable to harassment and harmful practices.

Matu, 17 was forced into marriage at 12. With support from Plan International, she is now speaking out against the practice

Child, early and forced marriage

Child, early and forced marriage and unions are human rights violations that robs girls of their childhood, education and limit their possibilities for growth and stability.