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Special Procedures and Youth

What steps have the Special Procedures taken on youth?

Several Special Procedures have covered human rights issues related to young people or put a spotlight on issues where youth are particularly at risk.

Special Procedures have raised issues involving young people’s vulnerabilities in accessing their rights to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, health – including sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, access to water and sanitation, adequate housing, healthy foods, and others, including among different groups such as indigenous populations, internally displaced persons, migrants and minorities, youth with disabilities as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation periodically organized the Human Rights Youth Challenge. More information is available in English.

Engaging With The Special Procedures

How can I engage with the Special Procedures?