Leading international organisations are involved in supporting the rights of the child, and working to secure children's rights to education, a clean environment, food, water, culture, expression and justice, are engaged as supporters and valued resources for the Child Authors of the Voices of Future Generations initiative. Among others, we can highly recommend the following partners:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which celebrated its 70th Anniversary throughout 2015, strives to build networks among nations that enable humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity by mobilising for education, building intercultural understanding,pursuing scientific cooperation, and protecting freedom of expression.
The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) supports understanding, development and implementation of law for sustainable development by leading legal research through scholarship and dialogue,and facilitating legal education through teaching and capacity building.
The World Future Council consists of 50 eminent global change makers from across the globe. Together, they work to pass on a healthy planet and just societies to our children and grandchildren.
Trust for Sustainable Living and its Living Rainforest Centre exist to further the understanding of sustainable living in the United Kingdom and abroad through high-quality education.
The Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF), established in 1984, is the premier ENGO in Taiwan. Implementing environmental education, planting of trees and international participation through coordinating transdisciplinary resources, they push for sustainable environmental development.
Fundacion Ecos is a non-profit educational and research centre designed to promote sustainable development to and transform Agenda 21 principles into concrete action. It stimulates MERCOSUR countries towards sustainable development implementation and advances policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management.
The Ombudsman for Future Generations was established in 2007 to conduct investigations upon complaints and ex officio in cases of violation of the Fundamental Law of Hungary. The Constitution encompasses important provisions to protect the interests of future generations and promote intergenerational solidarity in matters of environmental resources and the nation’s cultural heritage.
We can also recommend the following resources:
- United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) - a body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its three Optional Protocols, by its State parties.
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - providing leadership and encouraging partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring,informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
- World Conservation Union (IUCN) envisions a just world that values and conserves nature, working to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
In addition it is wonderful to be able to add Access2Books Ltd to our list of recommendations:
Access2Books produces high quality children’s books in dual format - giant print (75pt) with braille and illustrations. The design enables disabled and non-disabled adults and children to read together, forming educational and social relationships - the biggest contributing factors to children's early years' learning of language, confidence and social interaction. 75 Titles include 'Imogen’s Magical Cane' and 'Lost and Found'.