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Call for input: Views of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and institutions on the future of human rights for the development of the Human Rights 75 Youth Declaration

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12 December 2023



Human Rights 75, Youth


This year, the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – a miraculous text adopted by the United Nations. The Human Rights 75 initiative, led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recalls the consensus imagined by the UDHR, looks to the future, and seeks to bolster the human rights ecosystem built over the past decades.

The interconnecting challenges facing the world, including inequalities, conflicts, insecurity, as well as climate change, have a significant impact on the human rights of youth. At the same time, young people are significantly engaged on several of these issues, fighting for their human rights and the future of the planet.

It is essential that the Human Rights 75 initiative engage youth in a meaningful way to ensure that their views, experiences, and recommendations inform the discussion concerning their rights and their future. For that reason, engagement of youth is identified as a key component of the initiative. To ensure such engagement, OHCHR has established a Youth Advisory Group (YAG) that is involved in the design, implementation, and follow-up of Human Rights 75 initiative, including the organization of a Global Youth Consultation and development of a Human Rights 75 Youth Declaration, which will be presented at the High-level event in December.


OHCHR is soliciting views from youth-led and youth-focused organizations and institutions on the present and future of human rights, which, together with the outcomes of the Global Youth Consultation, will inform the development of the Human Rights 75 Youth Declaration.

Key questions and types of input/comments sought

Youth-led and youth-focused organizations and institutions are asked to provide their views on the following questions:

  1. What are the challenges the world is facing now, how they will affect the future of human rights, and what future do you want for human rights?
  2. What are your recommendations to decision and policymakers, including governments, civil society, international organizations, the United Nations, and others, to advance human rights in the future?
  3. What commitments and actions can young people take towards advancing human rights in the future?
How inputs will be used

As a general rule, submissions will be made available on OHCHR website. Please indicate if you do not wish OHCHR to make your submissions available on the website.

Inputs Received
Inputs Received
UN entities

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


Aldeas Infantiles SOS en Honduras

All-Africa Students Union

Anglican Communion Youth Network

Antonio Meneghetti Foundation

Ark and Rainbow Movement

Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (Arrow), Blind Youth Association of Nepal, Right Here Right Now

Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

Christian Brothers College, St Johns, Cape Town

Community Humanitarian Interlievelihoods And Emergency Focus (CHIEF)

Conscience and Peace Tax International

Council of Students and Youth Movement of Mauritius

Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research Group at Charles Sturt University

Edmund Rice International

Edmund Rice International, Christian Brothers College

Fundacion Cepaim

Fundacion para la Democracia

Global Shapers Bilbao

Global Student Forum

Green Teen Turkiye

Inclusive Bangladesh

International Human Rights Commission

International Relations Studies Association (TUIC)

International Youth Summit Sierra Leone (IYSSL)

Jadir Taekwondo Association

La Comision de Derechos Humanos de la Ciudad de México

La Red Latinoamericana de Egresadxs de Proteccion

Maat for Peace Development and Human Rights

Mediterranean Youth Foundation

Migration Youth & Children Platform (MYCP)

NAMA Network for Human Rights Defenders: Arabic | English

Non-Aligned Movement Youth Organization (NAMYO)

Nor Luyce Mentoring Center for Youth

OBOR Legal Research Centre

Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions


Roots & Shoots Turkiye

Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Solidarite pour l’Encadrement et Lutte Contre la Pauvrete

Sonke Gender Justice, Power to Youth, MenEngage Africa

The Belarusian National Youth Council (RADA)

The Commonwealth Students Association

The European Students Union (ESU)

The Global Queer Youth Network (GQYN)

The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO)

The International Movement All Together in Dignity ATD Fourth World

The Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund

The Starving Artist

Tindog Tagum Youth Organization

University Queer Research and LGBTI+ Solidarity Association (UniKuir)

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization Youth (UNPOy)

Voices of Influence Australia

World Jewish Congress NextGen

Young Africa International

YouthLED Integrity Advisory Board of the UNODC