Submit Proposals for 4th Human Rights Youth Challenge

Deadline: 31-May-21
The 4th Human Rights Youth Challenge is organized by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, it is an opportunity for youth to show knowledge, understanding and passion about the human rights to water and sanitation.

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation– together with the Permanent Mission of Spain, the Permanent Mission of Germany, UNESCO-IHP, UNEP, UN-Water and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Mr. David Boyd – invites youth ages between 16 to 24 to produce a video on “the impact of climate change on the human rights to drinking water and sanitation”.

The Special Rapporteur looks forward to hearing from youth and from their perspective and their thoughts on how climate change impact the drinking water, water used for personal and domestic purpose as well as sanitation facilities including sewerage network, toilet and shower facilities, hygiene products, among others.

The water and sanitation sector is in need of new ideas on how to raise awareness that access to water and sanitation are human rights. Youth, with their creativity and different ways of thinking and expressing, can contribute to bringing innovation to this sector and advancing a much needed paradigm shift from the traditional focus on infrastructure, technology and finance to one with people at the centre.

Prize Information
The UN Special Rapporteur will invite the winner to join him and to speak at a side-event to Human Rights Council in September 2021. The winner will be announced in mid-June 2021.

Eligibility Criteria
Youth aged between 16 -24 are invited to produce a video (2-5 minutes) on climate change and human rights to water and sanitation.
Any language with subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.

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