Youth Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.
Monday, November 21, 2016
For the first time in history, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is organizing a Forum on the role of youth in public decision making on 21-22 November 2016 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

In June 2016, the Human Rights Council adopted the resolution 28/14 to establish a Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. The purpose of the Forum is "to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas" and to "identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the ruleb of law".

WFUNA believes that youth, as civil society activists, have the power to be significant agents of positive change. As such, WFUNA is dedicated to make significant efforts to encourage the cooperation between the UN Youth Associations and allow them to get involved in decision making processes at a global level. 

WFUNA is delighted to announce that members of the Youth Network and young leaders around the world will take part in this event and represent their respective countries at the Forum. The République et Canton de Genève is sponsoring 16 young representatives from 10 developing countries around the world. 

For more information, please consult OHCHR official event webpage here.

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