08 Feb 2024
Venue: International Environment House I, Room 2 & Online | Webex
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
Ahead of the 55th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC55), taking place in Geneva and online from 26 February to 5 April 2024, 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.
The right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is the usual main environmental theme of the Council’s March sessions, with the Special Rapporteur’s annual Report to the HRC. Human rights defenders, cultural rights, and the right to food 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.
In order to develop more synergies among stakeholders and a better outreach on the environmental agenda of HRC55, 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 HRC55, such as in person and online events, publications or exhibitions, among others, and exchange on possible synergies. They feed the GEN page on HRC55 which will provide an updated calendar of these environment-related events. → Share information on your activity!
By order of intervention. Various participants attending the event will also take the floor.
Human Rights Officer and Environment team leader, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Mandate of SR on human rights and environment)
Environment Law Specialist, Law Division, UN Environment Programme
Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network | Moderator
Environment @ HRC55
The 55th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC55) is taking place in Geneva and online from 26 February to 5 April 2024. This regularly-updated page highlights the environmental-related activities of this session.
Share Information on your Event @ HRC55
Information shared will be placed in our update “Environment @ 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council“.
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