75th Anniversary of the UDHR
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-USA will create and launch the Declaration of Human Rights by American Youth. Using the framework of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and findings from the 2022 American Youth Priorities Report, this Declaration will capture the voices, feedback and leadership of youth from across the U.S. on human rights issues most important to them. Young people are the future world leaders and this Declaration will serve as a unified proclamation that youth not only care about the future of human rights, but youth are taking action today to advance the rights of those in their local communities. The process of drafting this declaration presents young people with an opportunity to learn more about the UDHR, champion youth action on human rights and use their feedback to create a new Declaration that is forward-thinking, more inclusive and rooted in meaningful youth participation. This Declaration can be used as a guiding document for understanding and acting on youth priorities for organizations like UNA-USA and external stakeholders we engage with at the State Department, UN Youth Envoy Office, US-UN Mission and UN Youth Delegates.