Youth vs MPs election debate

22 July 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Is New Zealand a great place to be a child? Is aid the best way to combat global poverty?


Watch young people battle out the big questions with MPs in a live debate ahead of this year's general election!


Simon O’Connor, MP for Tamaki and Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central will co-host the debate at Parliament which will be moderated by Linda Clark.


Tune in to this page to watch the debate live and contribute to the discussion via Twitter @UNICEFNZ #YouthvsMPs.


When: Tuesday 22nd July 6pm

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People under 18 can’t vote so who is looking out for their interests? People who are over 18 can vote - but voter turnout among young people in New Zealand is much lower than all other age groups.


Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect them, and that they should have their opinions taken into account.


The UNICEF New Zealand Youth vs MPs Debate to be held in Wellington will provide a platform for young people to debate issues of importance ahead of the 2014 general election.