The Governance Community of Practice is holding a CoP Chat, "Youth Standing Up for Human Rights" on Thursday, 6 February from 9:00 - 10:30am EST.
Young people are leading human rights movements across the world. When young people stand up for human rights, they bring to the forefront the major issues in their communities, countries, and those that affect us all globally: the health and well-being of our planet, the prosperity of our societies and the need to put people first in development. Youth empowerment is a human rights imperative, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works with and for young people to promote human rights. UNDP takes a human rights-based approach to development and supports youth as agents of change for sustainable development and peace.
This CoP Chat continues the conversation from Human Rights Day 2019 with a focus on how to support the critical role of youth in the promotion of human rights and partnerships for peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Young human rights defenders, peacebuilders and UNDP practitioners will share their experiences and recommendations to inform future strategies to enable youth agency for human rights.
Opening Remarks: Asako Okai, UNDP Assistant Secretary General and Director of Crisis Bureau
Moderation: Sarah Rattray, UNDP Policy Specialist for Human Rights & Noella Richard, UNDP Youth Policy Specialist
Kindly confirm attendance in the calendar invite. Please use the below Skype for Business link to join the workshop.
This CoP Chat will service all regions and it will be recorded. If you have any questions, please send an email to Ezgi Ozturk Ezgi.Ozturk@undp.org.