Independent institutions bring an explicit child focus to traditional adult-oriented governance systems. Acting as direct mechanisms for accountability, they fill gaps in checks and balances and make sure that the impact of policy and practice on children’s rights is understood and recognized.
Young girls playing outdoors at the Legacy, an international summer community for youngsters near Bedford, Virginia, United States. UN Photo/John Isaac
In this photo, young people in Bangkok took part in a flash mob to raise awareness about World Humanitarian Day. See some more photos taken by UN staff serving in Afghanistan, Libya, Nicaragua, South Sudan, Syria and more here: http://j.mp/1aFQCc0