The Nordic Council of Ministers’ cross-sectoral strategy for children and young people states that “the Nordic Region must be the best place in the world for children and young people”. Child rights and youth perspective is therefore integrated into every aspect of Nordic co-operation.
A child rights perspective has previously been highlighted in Nordic disability co-operation and young people with disabilities have been involved in projects, events, and expert groups; however, this has not been systematically implemented or regularly followed up. The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) has tasked the Nordic Welfare Centre with, in dialogue with the Disability Council, developing a scheme for how disability cooperation can adopt more explicit child rights and youth perspective.
Read more about this work in the publication No child or young person should be left behind – A child rights and youth perspective in Nordic disability co-operation: