Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment
approved by UN General Assembly
On Thursday 28 July 2022, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution acknowledging that an environment that is healthy, clean and sustainable is a universal human right. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet welcomed the move and called for authorities around the world to take urgent action to ensure all people have access to a safe, sustainable environment.
See also the article by David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, of 8 April 2022
Last updated 29 July 2022