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Press Release-UN Human Rights Council recognises right to a healthy environment

12.10.21

Switzerland successfully put forward three initiatives to the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Together with Costa Rica, Morocco, the Maldives and Slovenia, it presented a resolution calling on the Human Rights Council to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a separate human right. The resolution sends out an important political signal of the international community’s intention to respond to the growing impact of environmental problems on a range of rights, including the right to health, water and food.

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