Access to a clean and healthy environment is declared a universal human right by the UN

A resolution for UN General Assembly recognized access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal human rightwith 161 votes in favor, eight abstentions and no votes against.

The state That opposed the vote They were: China, Russia, Belarus, Cambodia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Syria and Ethiopia.

historic decision what a sample of how the international community can join to fight against the triple environmental crisis that the planet lives and will change the very nature of international human rights law.

Petition filed by Costa Rica, Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland in June, stating that the right to a healthy environment requires the full implementation of the agreements multilateral environmental

“The resolution will help reduce the environmental injusticesto close protection gaps and to empower people, especially those in vulnerable situations” written statement by representatives of the General Assembly.

Climate change, unsustainable use of natural resources, air, land and water pollution, improper management of chemicals and waste, and the consequent loss of biodiversity interfere with the enjoyment of this right.

So the countries should join forces for all people to enjoy this right, will make organizations from different business sectors intensify their efforts to guarantee a healthy environment for all.

António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, congratulated the members for the adoption of this historical resolution and so that the member states can unite in the collective struggle against the triple planetary crisis of climate change.

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