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United Nations Human Rights 2020 Office of the High Commissioner - Third Human Rights Youth Challenge

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is organizing the Third Human Rights Youth Challenge and invites youth aged between 18 to 23 years to create an original submission and youth aged between 24 and 32 years to submit a 2000 word essay on “privaitzation and the human rights to water and sanitation”.

If you are interested in participating in this challenge, scroll down to method of application and apply before the deadline

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OHCHR Challenge


Aim and Benefits of OHCHR Challenge

The winner will be invited to join the Special Rapporteur at a side-event of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, September 2020


Requirements for OHCHR Challenge Qualification

15-23 YEARS OLD

15-23 year olds can show their knowledge, understanding and passion about the human rights to water and sanitation by creating an original submission about the human rights to water and sanitation and uploading it to a social media network (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter).


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Application Deadline

April 30, 2020


How to Apply

The submission will be in a form of an essay focusing on one case study. Participants are free to choose a case, which focuses on various forms and models of private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector and analyse gaps in human rights protection and impact on the realization of the human rights to water and
sanitation.
Length of essay: 2,000 words in word document (including footnotes, page numbers, heading)

Share your main findings via social media channels where the UN Special Rapporteur has accounts (@UNSRwatsan on Instagram, @SRwatsan on Facebook and Twitter).
Mark the social media update by including the hashtag #Youth4watsan and tagging the Special Rapporteur's account
Submit the essay together with the link to the social media update to [email protected] with the subject: "Submission for 3rd Human RIghts Challenge

For more details, visit OHCHR website



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