The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Pedro Arrojo Agudo, is organizing a 4th Human Rights Youth Challenge under UN-OHCHR.
About the OHCHR
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. We represent the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Promote and protect all human rights: We speak out objectively in the face of human rights violations and help elaborate the standards that are used to evaluate human rights progress worldwide.
- Help empower people: Our research, education, and advocacy activities, contributes to the increased awareness and engagement by the international community and the public on human rights issues. This means thousands of people in all regions of the world are empowered to claim their rights.
- Assist Governments: Through our field presences, we help prevent abuses and contribute to defusing situations that could lead to conflict. Our monitoring and analysis feeds sensitive decision-making and development programming. We also provide capacity-building and legal advice to thousands, supporting the development and judicious enactment of laws and policies the world around.
- Inject a human rights perspective into all UN programmes: We mainstream human rights into all UN programmes to ensure that peace and security, development, and human rights – the three pillars of the UN – are interlinked and mutually reinforced.
About the Competition
On the occasion of World Water Day (22 March 2021), the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Pedro Arrojo Agudo, is organizing a Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge together with the Permanent Mission of Spain, the Permanent Mission of Germany, UN-Water, UNEP, UNESCO-IHP and the Special Rapporteur on the environment and the human rights, Mr. David Boyd.
Youth aged between 16 – 24 are invited to produce and submit a 2-3 minute video on the “impact of climate change on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation”.
- Open to youth aged between 16 – 24
- Applicants can be from any part of the world.
- Any language with subtitles in English, French, or Spanish
To apply. produce and submit a 2-3 minute video on the impact of climate change on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation Mark the video by including the hashtag Youth4Watsan and tagging the Special Rapporteur’s social media account.
Submit the link to the video by filling in the form through the link given at the end of this post.
The deadline for submission is: 31 May 2021.
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.