Video: Youth and Human Rights

  • Dec 17, 2013
    Duration: 01:22:50
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    Featuring:

    Opening Remarks by:

    Uzra Zeya
    Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor,
    United States Department of State

    A Panel Discussion with:

    Chloe Schwenke
    Vice President of Global Programs
    Freedom House

    Daniel Solomon
    Former National Student Director
    STAND

    Alison Kiehl Friedman
    Deputy Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
    United States Department of State

    Moderated by:

    Nicole Goldin
    Director, Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly declared December 10th as Human Rights Day, to commemorate the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the establishment of “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”  In every way, youth are central to the human rights discussion today: as victims of human rights abuses and as the frontline in the fight for justice and equality for all.  Join the Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative for a discussion on the most pressing human rights issues for young people around the world, and how youth themselves are addressing complex, interconnected, and context-specific human rights challenges.