22 Aug 2023
Venue: International Environment House I, Room 2 & Online | Webex
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
Ahead of the 54th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC54), taking place in Geneva from 11 September to 13 October 2023, the Geneva Environment Network and its partners convened 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 are 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.
To develop more synergies among stakeholders and a better outreach on the environmental agenda of HRC54, 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 HRC54, such as in-person and online events, publications, or exhibitions, among others, and exchange on possible synergies. They feed the GEN page on HRC54 which provides an updated calendar of these environment-related events. → Share information on your activity!
By order of intervention.
Human Rights Officer and Environment team leader, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Noura Humoud A. ALZAID
Associate Expert, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights)
Daniela CHAVEZ MENDOZA
Consultant, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to water and sanitation)
Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Mandate of SR on the rights of Indigenous Peoples)
Representative of Earthjustice to the United Nations in Geneva
Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme
Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network | Moderator
Environment @ HRC54
The 54th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC54) is taking place in Geneva and online from 11 September to 13 October 2023. This regularly-updated page highlights the environmental-related activities of this session.
Share Information on your Event @ HRC54
Information shared will be placed in our update “Environment @ 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council“.
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