Human Rights Council

Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights - …

Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights - 23rd Meeting, 54th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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01:52:12
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Summary
Biennial panel discussion on youth and human rights - Theme: Young people's engagement with climate change and global environmental decision-making processes
Description
Objectives: The biennial panel discussion on youth and human rights will gather youth environmental human rights defenders and youth-led organizations in this field, representatives of United Nations agencies and funds, Member and observer States and other stakeholders.
  • The panel discussion provides an opportunity to explore the barriers young people face when engaging with climate and global environmental decision-making processes, lessons learned and good practices, and opportunities for effective, active and meaningful youth participation. It will explore the clear synergies between global youth rights, including the right to participate, and environmental processes, mechanisms and forums. It will set out how the United Nations Youth Strategy, the Call to Action for Human Rights and Our Common Agenda must be leveraged to promote effective, active, and meaningful youth participation in environmental forums and in decision-making processes relevant to them, including the 2024 Summit for the Future.
Chair:    
  • H.E. Mr. Marc Bichler, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:     
  • Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • H.E. Ms. Adriana Mira, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador
Panellists:    
  • Ms. Evelyn Adzovi Addor, Climate Negotiator for Ghana, Communications Officer for EcoCare Ghana and Member of Climate Youth Negotiators Programme
  • Mr. Vishal Prasad, Campaign Director for the Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change
  • Ms. Xiomara Acevedo Navarro, Representative of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network
  • Mr. Zuhair Ahmed Kowshik, Global Focal Point for the Children and Youth Major Group to the United Nations Environment Programme
SPEAKERS:
  • Bahamas (on behalf of the Commonwealth), Ms. Ashawnte Russell
  • Maldives on (behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Asim Ahmed
  • El Salvador on (behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Yessenia Lozano Gallegos
  • Oman (on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council), Mr. Idris Al Khanjari
  • Libya (on behalf of the Arab Group), Ms. Lamia Fathi Abusedra
  • Timor-Leste (on behalf of the CPLP Countries), Ms. Lurde Bessa
  • European Union, Ms. Nanna Andersen
  • Bahamas, Ms. Sasha Dixon
  • United Nations Development Programme, Ms. Agi Veres
  • Lithuania, Mr. Klaudijus Melys
  • Portugal, Mr. Mário Martins
  • Germany, Ms. Kristina Huck
  • National Human Rights Council of Morocco, Ms. Malak Benseghir
  • World Jewish Congress, Ms. Elizaveta Zaidman
  • Stichting CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Mr. Benny-Florent Niteka
  • Qatar, Ms. Sara Ghanim Al-Khayarin
  • Finland, Mr. Hung Ly
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Ms. Maira Mariela Macdonal Alvarez
  • Samoa, Ms. Marissa Toomata
  • Iraq, Mr. Firas Raad Mahmoud Al-Douri
  • Bahrain, Ms. Fatema Ebrahim Aldosari
  • Italy, Mr. Vincenzo Grassi
  • United Arab Emirates, Mr. Rashed Alneyadi
  • Croatia, Mr. Marin Pandžić
  • Ireland, Ms. Fionnuala Flynn
  • Malawi, Ms. Jasleen Chaona
  • Belgium, Ms. Marine Longtin
  • World Vision International, Ms. Shania
  • Save the Children International, Ms. Maria Constanza Martinez del Pero
  • Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice delle Salesiane di Don Bosco (Joint statement), Ms. Rubina Cantele
  • Ms. Evelyn Adzovi Addor, Climate Negotiator for Ghana, Communications Officer for EcoCare Ghana and Member of Climate Youth Negotiators Programme (Final Remarks)
  • Mr. Vishal Prasad, Campaign Director for the Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change
  • Ms. Xiomara Acevedo Navarro, Representative of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network
  • Mr. Zuhair Ahmed Kowshik, Global Focal Point for the Children and Youth Major Group to the United Nations Environment Programme