For World Water Day 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, is organizing a second online challenge to raise awareness among the youth about the human rights to water and sanitation.
Anyone between the ages of 15 and 24 years may participate by showing your knowledge, understanding and passion about the human rights to water and sanitation by creating an original content about the human rights to water and sanitation and upload it to a social media network.
The theme for the 2nd Human Rights Youth Challenge is “Train stations, public squares, parks, everywhere. Water and sanitation is a human right. To ensure everyone has access to toilets and water by 2030, we need to ensure everywhere provides them”, and the submission can be any format in digital form ranging from a photo, audio, video, text and combination thereof. There is no limitation on the size or time as long as you can upload it on social media.
The UN Special Rapporteur will invite the winner to travel to Geneva, Switzerland and to speak at a side-event of the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in September 2019 organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. In a youth panel together with the last year’s Youth Challenge winner, Asniya, the 2nd Youth Challenge winner will address the Geneva-based UN community, introducing the submission created for the challenge and/or speaking about the situation of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of his or her country.
- Learn more about the 2nd Human Rights Youth Challenge and how to participate here.
- Please contact the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through any social media accounts.