Responsiveness Key stakeholders such as Government, civil society, religious denominations and the public and private sectors, as appropriate, should respond to the needs and concerns of young people and act in their best interests with a view to maximising their human potential.
Access Young people should have user-friendly access to quality services and equality of opportunity with the aim of ensuring their active participation in the economy and society.
Participation Young people should be consulted and be involved in all planning and decision making as active participants in their own development and in that of the wider society.
Inclusion Barriers and impediments to young people’s active participation in the political, educational, social and economic spheres should be addressed and positive steps taken to help ensure that young people are not directly or indirectly excluded.
Diversity The diverse backgrounds and identities of young people should be recognised and respected and the positive role they can play n their emotional, social, cultural and spiritual development acknowledged.
Empowerment Young people should be enabled to take control of their own lives and to take responsibility for their decisions and actions, to forge their own future and to bring about positive social change.
Equality Every young person is of equal value and should be given equal respect, dignity and opportunity, regardless of age, experience, beliefs, ethnicity, physical and mental capacities, socio- economic background and gender.