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When To Engage These Mechanisms

How and when should I get involved with the different human rights mechanisms to maximize the impact of my work?

To achieve change and ensure youth rights are protected and promoted, you can engage with the various mechanisms that are available through the UN, to bring attention to the human rights concerns of young people.

You can start by familiarizing yourself with recommendations and observations on youth, or on issues of primary importance to young people in your country.

To do so, check out the Universal Human Rights Index (UHRI), an online database of recommendations and observations made by the different human rights mechanisms: Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review. You can tailor the search, for example by country, theme, human rights mechanism, among others. The UHRI is available at: uhri.ohchr.org

Tips On Engaging These Mechanisms

Navigating the UN system can be complex. Here are a few tips on how to make it easier.