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World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation 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 Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink World Bank/Sambrian Mbaabu A man in Kenya shops for produce as the coronavirus pandemic brings into focus the interdependence between humanity and biodiversity. (...) COVID-19 and biodiversity COVID-19 has revealed the vulnerability of global systems to protect the environment, health and economy, the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ) said in a compelling video that illustrates how nature can protect us from pandemics.  (...) UNEP explains that keeping the diversity of nature and animal species intact, protects us against global health crises. And while a high host species diversity can also reduce disease risk, if in some cases those hosts are removed, a resulting monoculture of animals is created, that are likely to increase their role as disease transmitters.
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Score: 687019.6 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1065772
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Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation 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 Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day Facebook Twitter Print Email Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day 22 April 2009 As the United Nations General Assembly officially designated 22 April as International Mother Earth Day, its president called on States to “cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystems.” (...) The 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm marked the beginning of a global awareness of the interdependence between people, other living species and our planet, as well as the establishment of World Environment Day on 5 June and the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ), he said. (...)   ♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic. ♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.   environment Related Stories Recovery of digital tech sector calls for new strategies – UN official ‘Champions of the Earth’ proclaimed by UN environmental agency Ban calls for greater efforts to protect children in armed conflict in latest report News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue Omaha to play host to 2009 World Environment Day in North America – UN agency 13 April 2009 North American celebrations for World Environment Day, observed annually on 5 June, will centre on Omaha, Nebraska, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
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Score: 686410.1 - https://news.un.org/story/2009/04/297682
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Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation 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 Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day Facebook Twitter Print Email Assembly President calls for unity in protecting planet on Earth Day 22 April 2009 As the United Nations General Assembly officially designated 22 April as International Mother Earth Day, its president called on States to “cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystems.” (...) The 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm marked the beginning of a global awareness of the interdependence between people, other living species and our planet, as well as the establishment of World Environment Day on 5 June and the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ), he said. (...)   ♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic. ♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.   environment Related Stories Recovery of digital tech sector calls for new strategies – UN official ‘Champions of the Earth’ proclaimed by UN environmental agency Ban calls for greater efforts to protect children in armed conflict in latest report News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue Omaha to play host to 2009 World Environment Day in North America – UN agency 13 April 2009 North American celebrations for World Environment Day, observed annually on 5 June, will centre on Omaha, Nebraska, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
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Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment 25 October, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] Environmental hazards kill 8 million a year: UN expert urges global recognition of the human right to a healthy environment 8 October, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] Climate change: Act now or pay a high price, says UN expert 13 September, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] UN experts urge prompt ratification of landmark Latin America and Caribbean environment treaty 31 June, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] Bangladesh: Tigers’ Sundarbans Forest habitat threatened by heedless industrialisation, says UN expert 1 June, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] World Environment Day – 5 June 2018 30 May, Geneva, Switzerland [ Press release ] UN experts urge Kenya to protect environmental defenders 7 May, Geneva, Switzerland   [ Press release ] UN experts urge Poland to ensure free and full participation at climate talks 9 March, Geneva, Switzerland HRC37, Resolution 37/8 renewing the mandate and appointing David R. (...) , organized by the Geneva Environment Network meeting [ Invitation ] 20-21 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland Expert consultation on biodiversity and human rights [ Concept Note ] 1-5 September 2016, Honolulu, USA International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN] World Conservation Congress - Local and Global Leaders’ Dialogue, organized by UNDP Equator Initiative - Leave no one behind: Conservation, Rights and Sustainable Development, organized by IUCN - “Knowledge Café: Towards a rights-based approach to protect the environment in international development - Keynote address – “Judges and Nature”, organized by IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law [WCEL], the Hawaii Supreme Court, UNEP and partners - WCC Workshop: Strengthening responsibility and accountability of the private sector and the state for ecosystem degradation and the disruptive impacts on human rights and economic and social justice, organized by IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy [CEESP] 29 August 2016, Geneva, Switzerland Press Release - " IUCN World Conservation Congress - 'Make human rights the priority in all conservation efforts' – UN experts urge governments" 27 June 2016, Montevideo, Uruguay ”Human Rights and Environment Advances and challenges for sustainable development” (...) [Click here to assess full report of the meeting] 28 July –1 August 2013, Costa Rica The Independent Expert undertook a county mission to Costa Rica [for more details, click here ]. 26-27 July 2013, Panama Regional Consultation on the Relation between Environmental Protection and Vulnerable Groups, convened by the Independent Expert, OHCHR and UNEP [ programme , consultation report ] 21-22 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Consultation on the Relation between Environmental Protection and Substantive Human Rights as well as Extraterritorial Obligations, convened by the Independent Expert and OHCHR [ concept note and programme ] 7 March 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Human Rights Council 22nd Session The Independent Expert presented his report to the Council [for more details, click here ]. 22-23 February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya Expert Consultation on Procedural Rights and Obligations, convened by the Independent Expert, OHCHR and UNEP [ programme , consultation report ] 18-20 February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Rio +20: From Outcome to Implementation The Independent Expert made an intervention “ The Role of Human Rights in the Follow-up to Rio+20 ” VIEW THIS PAGE IN: 中文 русский Español Tags Environment Back to top Our Work The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is the leading United Nations entity in the field of human rights, with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. © OHCHR 1996-2022 Latest Feature Stories Media Center Meetings & Events Resources Databases Library Publications Connect Contact Us Follow us Work With Us Global Social Channels Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Donate Contact Copyrights Privacy Policy Terms of use
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Score: 686226.3 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/speci...ures/sr-environment/activities
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environmental protection | UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Urdu Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation 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 Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Filter by: Audio Video environmental protection © UNOCHA/Giles Clarke News in Brief 4 July 2022 4 July 2022 News in Brief Facebook Twitter Print Email New Libya mass graves under human rights spotlight Environment laws crucial to combat irresponsible business activity Carribean at 'ground zero' for climate change: UN chief Audio 3'36" © Unsplash/Ferran Feixas Safe in the sun? (...)   © UNEP Stockholm+50 issues call for urgent environmental and economic transformation 3 June 2022 Climate and Environment Facebook Twitter Print Email The Stockholm+50 environment conference came to a close on Friday with a call for real commitments to urgently address global environmental concerns, and for a just transition to sustainable economies, that work for all. Audio 6'28" Play video © UNEP Rescue us from our environmental ‘mess’, UN chief urges Stockholm summit 2 June 2022 Climate and Environment Facebook Twitter Print Email Global wellbeing is at risk – and it’s in large part because  we haven’t kept our promises on the environment  – UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. © UNICEF/Christian Åslund Do more for environment or risk planet becoming ‘human sacrifice zone’: UN experts 30 May 2022 Climate and Environment Facebook Twitter Print Email It’s been five decades since Sweden hosted the world’s first conference to make the environment a major issue, in recognition of the “ human sacrifice zone ” it could become, if we fail to look after it, according to UN human rights experts. 
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Score: 686190.6 - https://news.un.org/en/tags/environmental-protection
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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: 685856.7 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...F.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.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: 685820.65 - https://www.undp.org/serbia/ne...ations-environment-stockholm50
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In recent years, the government of the DPRK has attached great importance to the protection, expansion and sustainable use of the forests to improve people’s living standards and protect the ecological environment of the country. (...) The DPRK Government is thereby pushing ahead with the projects of expanding the forests and nature conservation areas, and actively protecting and promoting the ecological environment through implementation of the National Environment Protection Strategy and the Decade Plan for Afforestation and Water Conservation, thus addressing properly the climate change. (...) Particular priority should be given to international cooperation to assist the efforts of the developing countries for reforestation on the principle of leaving no one behind, and effective technical and financial assistance to enhance self-reliant capacity of developing countries for environmental protection should also be provided with before anything else.
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Score: 685748.63 - https://www.un.org/esa/forests...s/2021/04/UNFF16-HLRT-DPRK.pdf
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Photo by UN Environment Programme / Aidan Dockery With the launch of a major report by the Global Commission on Adaptation on 10 September 2019, we follow the story of an environmental hero from the Seychelles and their quest to adapt by harnessing the power of trees. (...) Funded by the  Global Environment Facility , the project is using nature to defend against climate impacts in three ecosystems—coastal habitats in Seychelles, dry deserts in Mauritania and mountainous forests in Nepal. (...) Topics:  climate change Ecosystems Adaptation Global Environment Facility Source:  United Nations Environment Programme More from this author Beating plastic pollution Triple planetary crisis, green recovery top agenda at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Most Read Today Culture and Education Swahili gaining popularity globally Economic Development COP27 is Africa’s COP.
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Score: 685594.78 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...guide-resisting-climate-change
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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: 685334.77 - https://www.un.org/Depts/los/c...esentationG_GoettscheWanli.pdf
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