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The Queer Youth Dialogues:
Universal Periodic Review Submission

The Queer Youth Dialogues constitute a year-long campaign which aim to build the capacity of global LGBTIQ youth led, focused, and organised movements, organisations, and groups. Aligned with this broad goal is the amplification of LGBTIQ youth voices through a variety of modes, this mode involves activating Young LGBTIQ activists within the Human Right Council’s mechanism: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  This series of workshop sessions & independent consultations on specific documents aim to provide a platform for LGBTIQ youth to contribute their voice to this meaningful high-level mechanism and procedure.


The 41st session of the 4th cycle of the UPR includes Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Finland, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The deadline for NGO report contributions for this session is March 31st 2022, it is proposed that the participant group of the Queer Youth Dialogues is welcomed into a workshop space which introduces the process of SOGIESC advocacy within UPR mechanisms. This workshop will be considered a lab experience for emergent activists who are interested in actively engaging in UN procedures, with the results of the workshops and contributions being a dedicated focus on LGBTIQ+ youth in ILGA World’s report to this session.

Why should you take part?

By engaging in this space, participants will:

  •  Gain greater understanding on the situation for LGBTIQ youth around the world, including their needs, challenges and aspirations

  • Gain an overview of the key issue areas for activists, with a direct focus on meaningful action across the areas from the perspective of LGBTIQ Youth.

  • Promote increased discussion on youth-led strategies to navigate through the challenges imposed by the various issue areas and of opportunities for meaningful participation in promoting change, with a goal to empower and activate the global community into meaningful, sustainable, and organised action.

  • Gain greater knowledge on the process of engaging with the Universal Periodic Review

  • Improve their network of colleagues within high-level UN spaces.


For the current submission the UPR will be focused on: Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Philippines, Algeria, Poland, Netherlands, South Africa

How to take part:

For the current submission you are invited to take part in a workshop on March 18th at 14:00 CET. In order to take part in this workshop and the open consultation which follows you must be either a member of our Signal Group or sign up to our Mailing List.

  • Regular monthly updates on sessions available

  • Resources shared

  • External & Partner Opportunities shared

  • Regular weekly updates on sessions available

  • Guaranteed entry to limited capacity sessions

  • Resources shared

  • External & Partner Opportunities shared

  • Signal group networking space

  • Opportunities to lead sessions, input as a speaker, and more.

Alternatively, to attend this session, you can register your interest here via the form below:

More information:

Check out ILGA's resource which explains the UPR process:

If you can't attend our workshop on the 18th you can check out the slides here: (we will upload a recording of the workshop too)

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