09 Oct 2023
Venue: Palais des Nations
Organization: Center for International Environmental Law, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group, FIAN International, Quaker United Nations Office, Amnesty International, The Global Initiative For Economic, Social And Cultural Rights, Earthjustice, Soka Gakkai International, Geneva Environment Network
About this Event
On 8 October 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted landmark resolution 48/13, recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. This laid the foundation for the recognition of this right by the United Nations General Assembly, on 28 July 2022.
These successes were made possible by joint efforts by civil society, Indigenous Peoples organizations, social movements, local communities and the leadership of several countries spearheaded by the Human Rights Council’s core group on human rights and the environment, comprising Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland.
In July 2023, the United Nations designated the Global Coalition of Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, and Local Communities for the Universal Recognition of the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment as one of the five recipients of the 2023 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights.
This prize recognized the important leadership role played by the Global Coalition in supporting the core group on human rights and the environment in their successful efforts to secure the universal recognition of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
This event will be celebrating the second anniversary of the recognition of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment by the Human Rights Council, as well as the awarding of the UN prize to the Global Coalition.
For more information, please contact Francesca Mingrone of CIEL at firstname.lastname@example.org.