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 On 30th June 2016 The Human Right Council, during the 32nd session, agenda item 3, Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, has adopted by consensus (approved without a vote) the draft resolution A/HRC/32/L.1, entitled YOUTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
His Excellency Mr. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of El Salvador has presented the draft proposal on behalf a core-group of States, namely Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia. This initiative underscores the need to consider youth as development partners, bringing new ideals and proactive actions.
“Today will mark the history of the Council when we adopt for the first time a resolution on youth. This is an important matter. It is key for all of us, particularly in a world that is ever-changing and faces different challenges and threats, political violence, economic instability all of this puts youth in a situation of vulnerability.” – Ambassador Martelli said.