Human Rights and the Environment: Meeting on Activities Related to 51st Session of the Human Rights Council
06 Sep 2022
Venue: Online | Webex
Organization: Geneva Environment Network, Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group
Ahead of the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC51), taking place in Geneva and online from 12 September to 7 October 2022, the Geneva Environment Network and its partners are convening an information-sharing session on activities and events related to the environment taking place during this session.
About this Session
Environmental issues are present in various agenda items of each session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and their side events.
Toxics and human rights is the usual main environmental theme of the Council’s September sessions, with the Special Rapporteur’s annual Report to the HRC. The right to water and sanitation and the rights of indigenous peoples are also environment related issues presented by their respective United Nations Special Procedures, also in interactive dialogues with States, international organizations, human rights national institutions and NGOs.
A panel discussion will take place on the right to work in connection with climate change actions (HRC res. 49/11).
In order to develop more synergies among stakeholders and a better outreach on the environmental agenda of HRC51, including the activities taking place in parallel to the Council’s session, the Geneva Environment Network and its partners are convening an information-sharing session. This event will seek to discuss and share information on planned environment related activities at and around HRC51, such as in person and online events, publications or exhibitions, among others, and exchange on possible synergies. They will feed the GEN page on HRC51 which will provide an updated calendar of these environment related events.
Program Officer, Human Rights and Development, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva Office
Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network
Human Rights Officer and Environment team leader, OHCHR
Soo Young HWANG
Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme
Tour de table of Participants
Environment @ HRC51
The 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC51) is taking place in Geneva and online from 12 September to 7 October 2022. This regularly-updated page highlights the environmental-related activities of this session.
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Information shared will be placed on our update “Environment @ 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council“.