Youth for Human Rights International will hold its 9th annual South Asia Human Rights Conference as part of the YHRI World Education Tour on April 17-19, 2020 in New Delhi. The event is organized in collaboration with leading NGOs and permanent missions to the United Nations and will take place at the United Nations.
Tragically, seven decades after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, more than 40 million people are held in slavery, others are tortured or persecuted for their religious or political beliefs, and millions are forced to flee their homes. Youth for Human Rights International was founded on the principle that human rights can be made a reality by broadscale education on the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration.
Over the past 9 years, the Annual South Asia Conference has served as a platform where youth collaborate to make human rights a global reality. They attend workshops, meet with officials, and establish international partnerships and friendships with delegates who share their commitment to the 30 articles of the UDHR.
Youth Delegates are selected based on their work to improve the state of human rights by raising awareness and understanding of the UDHR. They have demonstrated their commitment to resolving conflicts, fostering gender equality and ending human trafficking and other pressing abuses. They will be joined by officials and activists from across the world who are committed to equality, justice and human rights.
The Conference will feature the Human Rights Hero Awards, acknowledging those whose courage and determination has raised the bar on human rights in their respective communities and nations.
First two days of the Conference will feature briefings from high-level diplomats and officials and presentations by Youth Delegates on their advocacy work and accomplishments. The event will also include panel discussions on key human rights issues where youth will learn how to forward their campaigns.
Day 1: 17th April 2020
9:00 am: Registration Opens at Jawahar Bhawan, New Delhi
10:00 am: Opening Ceremony
12:30 pm: Delegate speeches
4:30 p.m: Human Rights Champion Awards
Day 2: 18th April 2020
10:00 a.m: Panel discussions and Human Rights Education Workshop
Day 3: 19th April 2020
10:00 a.m: Certificate Distribution Ceremony
12:30 p.m.: Cultural Event
The Conference Fee is INR 1,250 for general participation. Attendees will be provided lunch on all three days.
For International Participants and outstation national participants, the fee is INR 1,750 which includes two nights and three days of accommodation, 8 meals and transport.