The children of the Voices of Future Generations programme have made this wonderful short film about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal agenda. The film had its global launch on 10 December 2016 at the COP13 Conference on Biological DIversity in Cancun, Mexico.


The Voices of Future Generations Initiative on Children’s Rights and Sustainable Development, also known simply as “Voices” is a unique Programme of action that empowers children to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the rights of children in sustainable development, based on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Voices assists children to advance the right to education and literacy globally through the Voices of Future Generations Children’s Book Series, based on the CRC and the SDGs and authored by children aged between 8 and 12 for children aged 6 and above. These stories, gathered from a global Call for Child Authors, at regional level, are imaginative, inspiring and empowering to children all over the world. The likeable characters in the stories go on problem-solving adventures, expeditions and missions aimed at fixing specific regional problems they face in relation to their rights and sustainable development.

Through the Voices of Future Generations Intergenerational Dialogue Programme, children are able to enter into effective communication with experts and global leaders who are affecting positive change in the fields of children’s rights and sustainable development. Dialogue is facilitated through intergenerational events such as children’s summits, learning circles and interactive mentoring events that take place in key cities around the world. These allow children to engage effectively with world leaders and exchange ideas and solutions to issues that affect current and future generations.

Join us as we celebrate children on this website and what they can do to create a better future for themselves and generations to come. We hope you will enjoy finding out more about Voices of Future Generations through this website, on Facebook and on Twitter. For further information, please contact The International Commission at or use the contact form provided.