The World Youth Parliament for Water sent over 30 young delegates to the UN 2023 Water Conference, participating in eight side events and two special events, and promoting the #FillUpTheGlass campaign as a member of the Global Youth Movement for Water.

Young people must be included in water-related mechanisms, negotiations and decisions so that they can be part of the solution.Photo by UN Water

Young people must be included in water-related mechanisms, negotiations and decisions so that they can be part of the solution.Photo by UN Water

The World Youth Parliament for Water is a network of young people from over 80 countries taking action on water issues at all levels – from participation in local communities to advocacy for youth leadership in the water sector at the United Nations General Assembly.

As a member of the Global Youth Movement for Water, alongside over 250 other youth-led organisations, the World Youth Parliament for Water is promoting the #FillUpTheGlass communication campaign and its five key messages:

  1. Water for Health
    Access to water and proper sanitation to be ensured for all as basic human rights, especially for young women and girls.
  2. Water for Development

Young people must gain access to dedicated funding to implement innovative community-based water solutions, and that those investments must be made public to promote transparency and accountability.

  1. Water for Climate
    Young leaders and entrepreneurs, especially youth and women, must receive adequate education to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to better tackle water and climate issues.

 

  1. Water for Cooperation
    Young people must be included in water-related mechanisms, negotiations and decisions so that they can be part of the solution. Water is an instrument of peace, and cooperation is needed to guarantee peaceful societies. By 2030, youth below 30 years of age must represent at least 30 per cent of stakeholders engaged in water management and governance mechanisms, consultation and decision-making processes at the local, regional and global level.

 

  1. Water Action Decade
    An inclusive and permanent body must be created within the United Nations to address water challenges and a UN Youth Envoy on Water must be nominated.

Learn more about the #FillUpTheGlass campaign here.

Visit the campaign website.

Join the movement here.