Global Campaign: Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment

In partnership with the Right to a Healthy Environment Coalition, CERI is mobilizing thousands of children, young people and allies from across the world to advocate for the recognition and implementation of the right to a healthy environment.

Governments must do more to uphold the rights of children affected by the environmental crisis.

On 28 July 2022 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – with thanks to the advocacy of thousands of children, young people and allies worldwide.

This resolution is a powerful tool for stakeholders to hold their governments accountable for this right – to ensure all children have clean air, safe and sufficient water, healthy and sustainably produced food, non-toxic environments, healthy ecosystems and biodiversity and a safe, livable climate.

Achievements

7 October: UN Human Rights Council resolution on realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment

8 October: UN Human Rights Council recognition of the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment

28 July: UN General Assembly recognition of the right to clean, healthy and sustainable environment

Actions

Over 30,300 messages online

140,000+ petition signatures from children, young people and allies

1,350 civil society organization endorsements from 75 countries

Global art gallery: Envision a Healthy Environment for Children

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Join our Action Network to learn about the latest opportunities to support the recognition of the right to a healthy environment.

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