Commit to one action below advancing child rights

One Right, One Action, One Tree

#YAS21 will plant a tree or a coral to reward each of the first 2,000 commitments

PRIVACY

You have the right to privacy and to be protected from bullying, intimidation, harassment, threats and attacks on your reputation.

LIFE, DIGNITY & HEALTH

You have the right to life and an adequate standard of living, including housing, food, water, a clean climate, health and healthcare.

SAFE PLACE

You have the right to a safe place to live and be cared for, including if you are a refugee, migrant, living on the streets, orphaned, adopted or fostered.

BODILY INTEGRITY

You have the right to be protected from sexual abuse, female genital mutilation (also known as cutting) and early or forced marriage.

LIFE, DIGNITY & HEALTH

You have the right to life and an adequate standard of living, including housing, food, water, a clean climate, health and healthcare.

EDUCATION

You have the right to information, a good education and schooling to help develop your personality, talents and abilities. You have the right to information and guidance. You have the right to know your rights.

Marking World Children’s Day, #YAS21 laureates join Angelina Jolie to advance child rights.

“Here’s a truth you may not know: As a young person, your rights have equal status to the rights of an adult… Whoever you are, wherever you live, no matter your race, ethnicity, religion or gender, or if you are rich or poor, your life is of equal value to any adult, or any other young person on the planet. That is not just my opinion. It is set out in a legally-binding international agreement – the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – signed by 196 countries.”

Angelina Jolie, ‘Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth’

Reforestation and coral reefs restauration programmes

We have carefully selected the various reforestation programmes we will be working with across five continents. 

AMERICA

In the north-east of Brazil, in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, corridors of forest are planted by the Nordesta Association. The aim is to connect the Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, which is the last refuge for hundreds of species, with other forest areas in the region. These forest corridors allow flora and fauna to breed and boost their gene pool. These corridors also protect water sources and rivers.

EUROPE

In Switzerland, in the Canton of Vaud a ‘living fence’ (hedgerow) will be planted on a farm currently practising monoculture under a project by Almighty Tree. The hedge of indigenous trees, native and perennial shrubs will help promote biodiversity and improve fertility of impoverished soil.

AFRICA

In western Kenya, in the region of Teso North, schoolchildren are being educated to help change attitudes and show the importance of trees for daily life by EMAUA a community-based organisation. Tropical tree saplings are taken into classrooms and pupils learn about the carbon-storing capacity of trees. The saplings are then planted and taken care of within school grounds.

ASIA

In the Philippines, trees will be planted under Louise Mabulo’s Cacao Project Farmers from the San Fernando region are provided with cacao seedlings as well as resources and training to improve their farming technique. The project aims to ensure better and fair pay for farmers as well as creating a more food-secure community as the cacao tree can be productive for up to 25 years.

OCEANIA

In French Polynesia, coral will be planted as part of Titouan Bernicot’s Coral Gardeners programme Coral reefs are suffering from climate change, with rising water temperatures and acidification of the sea. Small fragments of super corals will be ‘planted’ in underwater nurseries on the island of Moorea. These corals are more resistant to heat waves and bleaching. Once they are mature, they will be transferred to damaged coral reefs.