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Pak youth team participate in HR committee session

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LAHORE: A delegation of young Pakistanis participated in the 15th session of the Human Rights (HR) Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The objective of the session was to bring together the full diversity of the human rights community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions at the local, national, regional and international levels.

UN Global Youth Advocate, Chairman of Youth Revolution Clan and Head of Pakistan Youth Delegation, Rizwan Anwar represented Pakistan at the 15th session of the Human Rights Committee. In his speech, he referred to the “protection of human rights in an increasingly automated word: artificial intelligence, opportunities for human rights activists”.

He said Pakistani youth have great potential for social and positive transformation of society but are mostly neglected at all levels. International organizations must provide opportunities for young people in Pakistan, as youth participation is essential for the achievement of the SDGs at all levels.

The United Nations Secretary-General has called young people “torchbearers” of the development framework and we must all continue to work for strong and effective participation of young people and youth organizations in the development agenda, in particular to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for the Sustainable Future.

Maha Jamil, Co-Chair of YRC and Director of KCLCD, Kinnaird College for Women, said in her speech that gender-balanced youth groups can be trained in social activism on artificial intelligence for social transformation and development sustainable.