25 May 2023

Venue: Palais des Nations, Room H-307-1 & Online | Webex

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Ahead of the 53rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC53), taking place in Geneva from 19 June to 14 July 2023, the Geneva Environment Network and its partners 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. Climate is the usual main environmental theme of the Council’s June session, with the Special Rapporteur’s annual Report to the HRC.

In order to develop more synergies among stakeholders and a better outreach on the environmental agenda of HRC53, including the activities taking place in parallel to the Council’s session, the Geneva Environment Network and its partners convened an information-sharing session. This event discussed and shared information on planned environment-related activities at and around HRC53, such as in-person and online events, publications, or exhibitions, among others, and exchange on possible synergies. They fed the GEN page on HRC53 which will provide an updated calendar of these environment-related events. → Share information on your activity!


By order of intervention.

Matthias PESCH

Program Officer, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


Intern, Environment and Climate Change team, OHCHR

Frédérique BOURQUE

Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change)

Soo-Young HWANG

Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme

Environment @ HRC53

The 53rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC53) is taking place in Geneva and online from 19 June to 14 July 2023. This regularly-updated page highlights the environmental-related activities of this session.

Share Information on your Event @ HRC53

Information shared will be placed on our update “Environment @ 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.”



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