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

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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 resolution 28/14, adopted on 26 March 2015, the Human Rights Council decided to establish a forum on human rights, democracy and 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 rule of law”.

Members of the WFUNA Youth Network will take part in the Forum. The République et Canton de Genève is sponsoring 16 young representatives from 10 developing countries around the world.

You can find more information on OHCHR official event webpage here.

Sources: OHCHR, WFUNA