The 4th Human Rights Youth Challenge is organized by the Special
Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, it
is an opportunity for youth to show knowledge, understanding and
passion about the human rights to water and sanitation.
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and
sanitation– together with the Permanent Mission of Spain, the Permanent
Mission of Germany, UNESCO-IHP, UNEP, UN-Water and the Special
Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Mr. David Boyd - invites
youth ages between 16 to 24 to produce a video on “the impact of
climate change on the human rights to drinking water and sanitation”.
The Special Rapporteur looks forward to hearing from youth and from
their perspective and their thoughts on how climate change impact the
drinking water, water used for personal and domestic purpose as well as
sanitation facilities including sewerage network, toilet and shower
facilities, hygiene products, among others.
The water and sanitation sector is in need of new ideas on how to raise
awareness that access to water and sanitation are human rights. Youth,
with their creativity and different ways of thinking and expressing, can
contribute to bringing innovation to this sector and advancing a much
needed paradigm shift from the traditional focus on infrastructure,
technology and finance to one with people at the centre.
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.
Youth aged between 16 -24 are invited to produce a video (2-5 minutes)
on climate change and human rights to water and sanitation.
Any language with subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
For more information, visit OHCHR