APFSD SIDE EVENT
Side Event - the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)
Access to Safe and Sufficient Water: A Right of Children and Future Generations
Organizers: Save the Children International, UN Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South-East Asia, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP), Child Rights Coalition (CRC) Asia
Summary: On 29 March 2023 from 5:15-6:30 PM (GMT+7), this in-person workshop took place at the United Nations Conference Centre Theatre, Ground Floor, United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok.
The side event facilitated conversations around the impacts of water scarcity and pollution on children, the role that 'child rights’ play in achieving SDG 6, and the experiences of child and youth human rights defenders in advocating for climate and environmental action, especially around access to clean and safe water.