United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights 2014
Youth Activists for Human Rights - Volunteering for a Better World
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain."
-- Emily Dickinson
When: December 8-10, 2014
Who: Students ages 14-19 (grades 8-12)
Where: United Nations Headquarters and United Nations International School
Students can participate two ways for this year's conference.
Whole classes can attend the opening program on December 8 in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium. These students will hear from UN officials, Youth Volunteers, and Volunteer Organizations on how they can make the world a better place through volunteerism.
Register here for December 8 - Cost is $30 (includes lunch)
Learn more about the December 8 program here
Student leaders can then continue their work on December 9-10 by joining with other students for the United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights. During this conference students will develop concrete, actionable plans on how their voice can be used to champion human rights. These ideas will be heard and critiqued by a panel of experts in the field from the United Nations.
Students will receive background materials, as well as reference sites.
Cost per student without homestay: $100
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, and Tour of UN. Students are responsible for transportation to New York.
Register for the 3 Day Conference here
Cost per students with homestay: $175
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, Tour of UN, and homestay with student from New York. Students are responsible for transportation to New York.
Homestay Form - UNIS_homestay_form_2014.pdf
If interested, please contact Sabrina Cusimano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-497-8809.