Intersessional Seminar on Youth and Human Rights
International Secretary of Belarusian National Youth Council RADA willpresent a report on youth tights in Belarus on Intersessional Seminar on Youth and Human Rights.
When: Monday 12 April 2021, 10am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm CEST (online)
In July 2019, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 41/13 on youth and human rights. In the resolution, the Council requested the High Commissioner to organize and convene a full-day intersessional seminar focused on the challenges and opportunities of young people in the field of human rights, with the participation and involvement of youth-led and youth-focused organizations. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in October 2020 the Human Rights Council adopted decision 45/113 to postpone the seminar to 2021.
The objectives of the seminar are to:
- Highlight discrimination and challenges that young people in all their diversity face in the realization of their human rights, by virtue of their age;
- Explore how youth is mainstreamed across different human rights mechanisms and consider possibilities to further enhance youth mainstreaming;
- Identify possible actions and measures for the consideration of Member States and the Human Rights Council to improve human rights for young people.
The Intersessional Seminar is open to UN Member and Observer States, Intergovernmental Organizations, UN agencies, funds and programmes, International Organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, ECOSOC-accredited Non-Governmental Organizations as well as youth-led and youth-focused organizations.
Moreover, Belarusian National Youth Council RADA prepared the first alternative universal periodic review (UPR) on youth rights in Belarus at the UN Human Rights Council.