Special Rapporteur call for 3rd Human Rights Youth Challenge

Application Deadline: April 30th 2020

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”.

The Special Rapporteur will invite the winner to join and speak at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, September 2020

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).

24 – 32 YEARS OLD
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

Length of essay:
2,000 words in word document (including footnotes, page numbers, heading) Language: English, Spanish and French
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

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 Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 3rd Human Rights Youth Challenge


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