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Press releases UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment Français | Español (5 June 2021) Recognition of the right to a healthy environment key to address the environmental crisis and protect human rights GENEVA (4 June 2020) – On the eve of World Environment Day, a group of more than fifty United Nations experts called on States to take urgent and timely action to recognize and implement the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a vital response to the current multi-faceted environmental crisis. (...) It encompasses the right to an education with respect for nature; to participation; to information; and to access to justice [...].” 7 In a recent joint statement, 15 UN agencies stated that “ We have come together under the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights, through the inspiration provided by the Council, and in response to the urgent call for action from all corners of the world to declare that the time for global recognition, implementation, and protection of the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment is now.” 8 More than 1,100 civil society, child, youth and indigenous peoples’ organizations have united to call upon Member States to recognize the right to a healthy environment as soon as possible. 9 We, as human rights experts, urge States to take this opportunity in the face of the global environmental crisis to support the adoption of key UN resolutions recognizing that everyone has the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment both at the Human Rights Council and at the United Nations General Assembly.  (...) In a world where the global environmental crisis causes more than nine million premature deaths every year and threatens the health and dignity of billions of people, the UN can make a difference by recognizing that everyone, everywhere, has the right to live in a healthy environment.
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Score: 717017.87 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/state...-experts-world-environment-day
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On 26 November 2012, the Applicant filed an application with the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) contesting the decision to introduce the Global Classification Standard (GCS) for General Service (GS) positions in Montreal. (...) This resulted in a harmonised approach to job classification for GS positions globally. 13. The following facts are taken from the Appeals Tribunal’s Judgment No. 2015-UNAT-555: 6. (...) Pedicelli requested management evaluation of the decision to “reclassify and/or downgrade [her] salary scale level from G7 to G6 due to the introduction of the Global Classification Standard for General Services positions” at the SCBD in Montreal.
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Score: 716689.36 - www.un.org/en/internalj...dt/judgments/undt-2016-188.pdf
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United Nations Environment Programme. http://freshwater.unep.net/ Link Global Environment Facility. GEF helps developing countries to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. (...) Washington, DC, Global Environment Facility Secretariat. http://www.gefweb.org/ Link Global programme of action for the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities .
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Score: 716234.67 - https://www.who.int/heli/risks.../waterdirectory/en/index8.html
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By protecting the environment that we depend on for clean air and water and a vast array of other environmental services, they help us all enjoy our human rights to life, health, and an adequate standard of living, among many others. (...) Global Witness has reported that between the beginning of 2002 and the end of 2013, 908 people in 35 countries were killed because of their work defending environmental and land rights, an average of one a week for over a decade. (...) Moreover, in addition to the risk of death, EHRDs face arbitrary detention, stigmatisation, defamation, intimidation, threats to their families, harm to the their physical integrity, torture and inhumane treatment. [1: Global Witness, Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders, available at http://www.globalwitness.org/deadlyenvironment/.]
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Score: 715530.86 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...HRE_consultations_Bangkok.docx
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Children’s rights-by-design: a new standard for data use by tech companies | UNICEF Office of Global Insight & Policy Skip to main content Office of Global Insight & Policy Toggle navigation Global Links Visit UNICEF Global High contrast Office of Global Insight & Policy EXPLORE TOPICS Digital technology The environment Finance Governance Human capital Markets Society Stay in touch Main navigation Home Featured projects Latest work Our team Search area has closed. (...) Author(s) Pedro Hartung, Alana Institute Publication date November 2020 Languages English Download Download file (PDF, 181,55 KB) Related topics Child rights Information and communication technology Child protection Global More to explore Report Data governance in the commercialized digital environment Issue brief | Data-driven marketing demands comprehensive response See the full report Report Responsible group data for children Issue brief | Understanding how and why group data is collected and what can be done to protect children's rights See the full report Article What is Climate Justice? (...) Recap and reflections from UNICEF's Climate Justice Roundtable Read the story Blog post Can digital personalized learning end the education crisis? Global Partnership for Education blog: Analysis by UNICEF shows good practices and areas for improvement to make EdTech more equitable and effective Read the story Footer Our office Featured projects Latest work Our team Topics Digital technology Finance Governance Human capital Markets Society The environment Related UNICEF sites UNICEF global UNICEF Innovation Careers with UNICEF Support UNICEF Footer Secondary Legal Footer tertiary Report fraud, abuse, wrongdoing
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Score: 714834.57 - https://www.unicef.org/globali...andard-data-use-tech-companies
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Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, ‘nature is sending us a clear message’ | | UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search the United Nations Search Advanced Search Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv   Subscribe Audio Hub Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, ‘nature is sending us a clear message’ Unsplash/Habib Dadkhah A woman poses in a field in Ardabil, Iran. 5 June 2020 Climate and Environment On this year’s World Environment Day , celebrated on June 5, the UN is drawing links between the health of the planet, and human health, and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity, the system that supports life. (...) He noted that habitat degradation and biodiversity loss were accelerating, “climate disruption is getting worse…To care for humanity, we must care for nature.” UN chief on World Environment Day 2020, by wellsm@un.org Time for natureSince World Environment Day was launched in 1974, it has grown to become the UN’s biggest annual event, advocating for environmental action and raising worldwide awareness of the need to increase protection for the planet’s long-term survival. (...) Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief 22 May 2020 Climate and Environment Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the planet, top officials with the United Nations said on Friday, the International Day for Biological Diversity .
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Score: 714593.75 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1065692
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The SunSmart Global UV App, is the collective brainchild of the World Health Organization ( WHO ), the International Labour Organization ( ILO ), the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ) and the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ). (...) Drysdale added that “ it highlights time slots when sun protection is required and aims to help people around the world know when to use sun protection, in an effort to reduce the global burden of skin cancer and UV-related eye damage ”. (...) Useful for work and play “This app combines meteorological, environmental and health expertise to help protect people from the sun both at work and in their leisure” said WMO Secretary-General Professor Petteri Tallas.
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Score: 713822.07 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1120942
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There is no global convention dealing specifically with land-based sources of marine pollution, however, global rules and standards for the prevention, reduction and control of pollution from land-based activities are contained in the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) and the Washington Declaration, both adopted in 1995. (...) Partnership initiatives which were announced at the Summit and which assist in the implementation of these and other key commitments include the following: A UNEP GPA initiative entitled “The H2O (Hilltops-2-Oceans) Partnership: Working Together to Protect Coastal and Marine Environments” which will apply globally and a regional initiative applicable to the Caribbean. (...) Establishment by 2004 of a regular process under the UN for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment.
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Score: 713102.34 - https://www.un.org/Depts/los/c...esentationG_GoettscheWanli.pdf
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For us, cooperation at the national, regional, and global level is equally important, because it is only in such a way that we can reach adequate solutions that are crucial for sustainable development”, the Minister of Environmental Protection, Irena Vujović, emphasized. (...) I am very happy to see the strong and growing environmental engagement in Serbian society, this is also happening in Europe and globally ", declared H.E.  (...) "It is worrying to see that even after 50 years, the world has not yet made enough progress to protect the environment and prevent climate change", stated Francine Pickup , UNDP Serbia Resident Representative, adding: "These national consultations help address key environmental challenges, as well as what Serbia needs to do to reduce environmental pollution, preserve biodiversity, and adequately respond to the challenges of climate change.
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Score: 713071.8 - https://www.undp.org/serbia/ne...ations-environment-stockholm50
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GENERAL 12 August 1992 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT* (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992) Annex I RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Having met at Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992, Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, a/ and seeking to build upon it, With the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people, Working towards international agreements which respect the interests of all and protect the integrity of the global environmental and developmental system, Recognizing the integral and interdependent nature of the Earth, our home, Proclaims that: Principle 1 Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. (...) In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. (...) Environmental measures addressing transboundary or global environmental problems should, as far as possible, be based on an international consensus.
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Score: 713010.45 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...F.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.pdf
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