Our priorities at the United Nations

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

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

Policy for girls’ rights

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

girls stand for gender equality

Youth advocacy, activism and participation

We strive to ensure that girls and young women in all their diversity have sustained influence at and through the United Nations.

Girls from Timor Leste at a conference on reproductive health

Monitoring obligations and commitments

We advocate for States to comply with their international obligations and commitments on children’s and girls’ rights, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and human rights treaties.