12 Déc 2023

Lieu: Room XX – Palais des Nations | Online

Organisation: Haut commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme

The year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights culminated in a two-day high-level event on 11 and 12 December 2023 at Palais des Nations. This roundtable entitled “The Future of Human Rights, the Environment and Climate” convened on 12 December looked to the next 25 years and consider concrete recommendations to address the triple planetary crisis through the lens of human rights and through steps to uphold these rights as a path to solutions.

About this Event

The triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution is already having massive impacts on the effective enjoyment of all human rights, including the rights to life, food, water and sanitation, health, development, housing, an adequate standard of living, and a clean, healthy and sustainable environment among others. This round table will consider ways to advance human rights in the context of the environmental emergency, to enhance accountability of duty-bearers, including businesses, for environmental harm, to mobilize resources, to achieve a just transition, to protect environmental human rights defenders, and to empower individuals to exercise their rights to participation, to access information and to access justice in environmental matters.

About 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights culminated in a two-day high-level event on 11 and 12 December 2023 at Palais des Nations. With participants from all over the world, including Member States, civil society organizations, cities and local governments, human rights defenders, parliamentary representatives, United Nations entities, academics, experts, Indigenous Peoples, young people and artists, the gathering serves as an opportunity to commemorate this landmark achievement, as well as to encourage pledges towards achieving freedom, equality and justice for all.


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