THE SECOND Human Rights Indicator report for the city of York will be revealed on Thursday.

York declared itself the UK's first human rights city earlier this year, and to commemorate International Human Rights Day, Lord Mayor of York Cllr Barbara Boyce will launch the second report at York CVS.

Last year, the first report revealed a gap in attainment in local schools between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and the rest, and that monthly median earnings in York of £495 lag behind the national average of £529.60. It also showed an eight-year gap in life expectancy between York’s poorest and wealthiest wards, and that hate crime had increased by more than 40 per cent between 2012 and 2016.

Full details of this year's report have not yet been released, but it covers the same key areas of education, decent standards of living, housing, health and social care and equality and non-discrimination.

A number of speakers will be at the event, including Professor Paul Gready, director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, and Stephen Pittam, chair of the York Human Rights City Steering Group, who will talk about human rights and how they work domestically.

City of York Councillor Stephen Fenton, Superintendent Adam Thomson of North Yorkshire Police, Stephen Lee Hodgkins of York Independent Living Network and Manor CE Academy student Cecile Lansford - who won the Liberty Human Rights Award in the Young Person of the Year category - will also speak and take part in a Q&A panel.

The report will be revealed at York CVS, The Priory Street Centre, between 6.30pm and 9pm, and free tickets are available from - search for 2017 Indicator Report Launch Event.