Invitation HRC Youth Forum

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) will convene a Youth Forum on Friday 10 June 2016 before the start of the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

HRC constitutes one of the most important international mechanisms responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and yet youth participation is very limited. There are no institutionalized processes in place ensuring that youth voices are listened to and sufficiently incorporated into its ways of work. This Youth Forum will therefore give clearer guidance on how young people can participate and engage meaningfully with the regular sessions of the HRC and its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) system. Enabling youth to have a voice at the HRC is critical in order to ensure that decisions and resolutions are sustainable and take into account the needs of an unprecedented number of young people in the world. This effort will also contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

If you are 30 years or below, and would like to attend you can register for the Youth Forum here: HRC Youth Forum Registration

When? Friday 10 June 2016 / 9:00 – 17:00
Where? Palais des Nations, Room VXIII 

If you can’t attend at the HRC Youth Forum, we encourage you to fill out the questions through this link and make recommendations to be included in the youth declaration! Online Consultation



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