UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, is organizing an online challenge. The goal of this challenge is to raise awareness among the youth about the human rights to water and sanitation. It is to be organized on this year’s International Youth Day on 12 August 2018.
Prizes and Benefits
The UN Special Rapporteur will invite the winner to travel to Geneva, Switzerland and to speak at a side-event of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. He or she will address the Geneva-based UN community, introducing the submission created for the challenge and/or speaking about the situation of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of his or her country.
Show your 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 upload it to a social media network (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter).
- age between of 15 and 24 years, as of 12 August 2018.
The UN Special Rapporteur will choose a submission that demonstrates an excellent understanding of the human rights to water and sanitation and that clearly expresses what the human rights to water and sanitation mean to youth.
Organizers will select the winner based on two criteria without any order of priority.
- First, demonstration of understanding of the human rights to water and sanitation
- Second, creativity and attractiveness of the submission
Organizers will cover the travel cost.
The dates for traveling to Geneva: TBC 10 or 11 September 2018.
If the selected winner is under-aged, a legal guardian shall accompany him or her. Application for visa and insurance coverage will be the responsibility of the selected winner.