UN recognises access to healthy environment as basic human right
GENEVA – The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution that recognizes the access to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a fundamental human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights.
The forum approved the resolution, which was proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland, by a vote of 43 in favour, none against and 4 abstentions from Russia, India, China and Japan.
Environment activists have lauded the move as historic breakthrough as the resolution has the potential to shape global standards.
Britain, which has been criticizing the proposal in recent discussions, voted in favour after having a last minute change of heart.
The Council encouraged “States to adopt policies for the enjoyment of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as appropriate, including with respect to biodiversity and ecosystems, and invites the General Assembly to consider the matter”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that some 13.7 million people die in a year globally due to environment-related issues.
WED 2021 – Pakistan vows to take the lead in ... 01:00 PM | 3 Jun, 2021
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized on achieving the tree plantation target under Ten Billion ...
- SSGC General Manager terminated for harassing female employees02:30 PM | 18 Jan, 2022
- Blast derails passenger train in Balochistan’s Sibi, several injured01:51 PM | 18 Jan, 2022
- Indian PM Modi trolled over teleprompter faux pas during WEF speech ...01:22 PM | 18 Jan, 2022
- vivo V23e now available in 128GB version01:03 PM | 18 Jan, 2022
- Sajal Aly's brother pens a beautiful birthday message for his sister10:06 PM | 17 Jan, 2022
- Nora Fatehi flaunts her ultra glam look in latest clicks05:34 PM | 17 Jan, 2022
- Sania Mirza all praise for the lovely bond between Anushka Sharma and ...07:30 PM | 17 Jan, 2022
- Who has scored most runs in Pakistan Super League? Here’s list of ...01:52 PM | 15 Jan, 2022
- Where does Pakistan stand in world's most powerful passport list in ...11:27 AM | 13 Jan, 2022
- Pakistan’s Top News Moments of 202110:47 PM | 31 Dec, 2021
- Famous Figures We Lost in 202107:03 PM | 31 Dec, 2021