Annual thematic reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

The Special Rapporteur submits a report to the UN Human Rights Council as well as to the UN General Assembly on an annual basis, as mandated by the UN Human Rights Council resolution 37/8.

Year Document number Title Statement Press releases
2020 A/75/161
Annex
A healthy biosphere and the right to a healthy environment 75th session of the General AssemblyN/A
2020 A/HRC/43/53
(Annex III - Additional Good Practices)

Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment in Constitutions, Legislation and Treaties
Annex IV – Africa
Annex V – Asia-Pacific
Annex VI – Eastern Europe
Annex VII – Latin America and the Caribbean
Annex VIII – Western Europe and Others

Good practices on the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment (call for inputs) 43rd session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue)N/A
A/HRC/43/54 
(Advance Edited Version)
Summary of report of meeting on the right to a healthy environment   
2019 A/74/161
(User-friendly version) (Annex – good practices)
Safe climate74th session of the General Assembly (Video of the interactive dialogue)N/A
2019 A/HRC/40/55
Clean air and the right to a healthy and sustainable environment40th session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue)

Air pollution: The silent killer that claims 7 million lives each year

Clean air is a human right (video)

2018 A/73/188
Global recognition of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment 73rd session of the GA (Video of the interactive dialogue) Environmental hazards kill 8 million a year: UN expert urges global recognition of the human right to a healthy environment
2018 A/HRC/37/58
Children’s rights and the environment (Child-friendly version
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish)
37th session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue)
UN expert calls for global recognition of the right to safe and healthy environment
A/HRC/37/59
Framework Principles (user-friendly version)   
2017 A/HRC/34/49
Biodiversity
34th session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue) States must fulfil human rights obligations in protecting biodiversity, UN expert urges
2016 A/HRC/31/52
Climate change

31st Session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue)

 
A/HRC/31/53
Implementation report   
2015 A/HRC/28/61
Good practices report 28th Session of the HRC (Video of the interactive dialogue) 
2014 A/HRC/25/53
Mapping report 25th session of the Human Rights Council (Video of the interactive dialogue)UN expert urges States to take into account human rights obligations in their environmental policies
(Arabic | Chinese | | English)
2013 A/HRC/22/43
Preliminary report22nd session of the Human Rights Council (Video of the interactive dialogue)Environment and human rights: the link is there, and so is the States’ obligation to protect them – UN expert (Chinese | English)


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