A newly launched UN Human Rights Youth Advisory Board aims to empower and mobilize young people to stand up for their human rights.
“The establishment of the Youth Advisory Board marks the first such initiative by UN Human Rights at the global level,” said Imma Guerras-Delgado, Coordinator of the UN Human Rights Child and Youth Rights Unit. “We are committed to promoting young people’s right to participation, including in our own work.”
We’re excited to announce our new #Youth Advisory Board with partners @EAA_Foundation and @Silatech, which aims to mobilize young people like Board members @SiceloShange_ZA and @huma_nnnn to stand up for their human rights. https://t.co/lCFYOLOqZd pic.twitter.com/KpCQw3baaB
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) April 4, 2022
The Board was established as part of a recent partnership between UN Human Rights, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Silatech, who share a vision for empowering youth to engage in human rights work.
The Board members will meet virtually as a group to create quality learning resources on human rights advocacy for and by youth.
“The program centers around collaborating with and learning from the Youth Advisory Board members,” she said.
The Youth Advisory Board features 10 young people between the ages of 18-34 with a balanced gender and regional representation. They bring their collective experience in advocating for the human rights of youth covering a range of areas including education, employment, peacebuilding, sustainable development, climate justice, community development, migrant-led innovation, and youth policies.