NDCs for every child Data Platform

East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sectors and Themes
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Analysis Tools
Membership Requirement
Resources Provided
Case Studies
Developer or Source
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The NDCs and Child Sensitivity data platform showcases how NDCs can be more inclusive and rights-based for children and young people and ensure child-critical social services are climate and disaster resilient. The platform presents findings from an on-going United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) analysis of child- and youth-focused NDC general commitments, sectoral commitments, references to children and young people, rights and inclusion. The platform data covers 47 indicators which provide context and/or determine the child-sensitivity of a sub-set of national climate plans: NDCs. The findings are presented and visualized on the platform through the global dashboard, the country/party profiles, an interactive map, a database of youth-related resources, and stories from countries.

This tool can be used by governments, young people, civil society organizations, and donors to:
- Identify gaps and opportunities for greater child-sensitive policies and action, with the inclusion of children's and young people's voices and needs.
- Join networks for young people focused on climate action and climate innovation. Engage in and advocate for greater child-sensitive policies and action, including in spaces where you can make your needs and voices heard.
- Advocate for, develop, and use child-friendly evidence for decision-making in climate, environment, energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning to push for more child sensitive action plans.
- Identify areas for increased climate financing in child-critical social services, especially in countries with high children’s climate risk.
- Observe areas that could be more child sensitive in commitments and action to advocate for and track improvement. This includes funding protocols and tracking global, regional, and national progress towards the inclusion of children and youth in climate policy and action.
- Develop partnerships that increase the child sensitivity of climate commitments and action. This includes engaging with children and young people as stakeholders, rightsholders and agents of change, especially those from vulnerable populations.