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Put human rights at centre of environmental policy, CSOs tell world leaders

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 150 civil society organisations (CSOs) and academics have signed open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in the next month, over 150 civil ...

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Group backs human rights-based approach to address plastic pollution crisis

Marcos Orellana

EcoWaste Coalition has renewed its call on the government of the Philippines and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticisation and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production, consumption and disposal. Dr. Marcos Orellana, the UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous ...

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Taming population explosion via access to safe family planning methods

Nigeria Population

The World Population Day marked on every July 11 aims at increasing awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Nigeria’s population is said to be equivalent to 2.55% of the total world population Observers note that the theme of the current edition of the observance “Rights and ...

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Guterres says pandemic drives vicious circle against human rights

Antonio Guterres

The global spread of COVID-19 has a devastating effect on human rights as it fuels poverty, divisions, repression and hatred. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, February 22, 2021. “We are seeing a vicious circle of violations,’’ he said in his opening speech as the top UN rights ...

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Campaigners want Philippines to cease ‘judicial harassment’ of Windel Bolinget

Windel Bolinget

Front Line Defenders (FLD), a human rights organisation, has urged the authorities in the Philippines to immediately cease the investigation and drop all charges against Windel Bolinget, an indigenous rights defender charged in a murder case. The FLD believes that he is being targeted solely as a result of his work in the defence of human rights. Windel Bolinget They ...

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Global groups call for right to a healthy planet

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 100 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the United Nations to add a new article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – enshrining a universal right to a healthy natural environment. If successful, this amendment would be the first addition to the declaration since it came to life in 1948. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on ...

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Indigenous Colombian Amazon forest peoples demand rights


Traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April, 2017 to represent the peoples and Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities – the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. ...

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Laura Zuñiga, slain Berta Cáceres’ daughter, demands justice


Daughter of slain Honduran Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres joins rally against Trans-Pacific Partnership at the DNC Philadelphia Laura Zuñiga Cáceres arrived in Philadelphia this weekend on a bus full of multiracial organisers from across the US who have been on the road with the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan from Cleveland to Philadelphia, demanding justice for her mother, Berta Cáceres. Berta Cáceres, ...

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