The Children and Youth Pavilion is committed to providing a safe environment and a positive experience for all young people and children who engage and interact with us. The Pavilion is committed to A COP Fit for Children and the key areas outlined there and to the child safeguarding policies of Save the Children and UNICEF.

Safeguarding measures at the Pavilion

As per the UNFCCC code of conduct, you are encouraged to report any incident either to or directly to any badged UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) officer on ground within the COP27 venue.
In addition to this provision, the Pavilion will have the following Child Safeguarding Officers, children and chaperones can contact anyone from the list below if you have any concerns, or need any support throughout the two weeks of COP27:

Their responsibilities include:
  • To ensure that safeguarding measures are in place and risk assessments have been conducted before any event children are participating in.
  • To be easily contactable so that children or adults can contact them with any CSG concerns
  • To provide clear and child-friendly information to children and adults on CSG and the processes and procedures in place at the Pavilion - including notifying children and chaperones on where they can get support, health, where they can eat/drink, and report any concerns
  • To track and report to the agreed channels on any concerns or incidents/ reports that are shared with the CSG Officer

The Children and Youth Pavilion will adhere to the UNFCCC Code of Conduct work and work closely with the mechanisms in place for reporting complaints and investigating possible allegations.

Other resources available for young people participating in COP27 (and not just limited to our Pavilion)

Created by The COP27 Safety Hub. This hub has been formed to provide you an accessible channel through which you can access on-site and remote support in case of an incident during COP or on your return home. The Hub is a joint initiative of organisations and specialists with experience managing different types of risk. For questions or support, please reach out to the Safety Hub coordinator via email, Signal or WhatsApp: | +49 177 684 4896
Containing adolescent friendly information on ‘what is COP’, the ‘Paris Agreement’, commitments on climate action from governments, and the voices of children from across the MENA region.
A guidance document on some key guiding principles for ensuring child participation is meaningful, safe, and ethical. A must-read document for anyone engaging with children at COP27.
By CliDef (Global Climate Legal Defense Network). CliDef is coordinating a COP 27 Legal Protection Hotline, which enables activists to get legal advice or legal help from Egyptian lawyers in case of legal trouble. This Hotline will be accessible by calling or texting a number on Signal, or by sending an email. The numbers and email address will be circulated widely immediately before COP 27 and will also be available on the CliDef website.