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Rio+20 and human rights on social media: “The Future We Want”

Rio+20 and human rights on social media: “The Future We Want”

On the occasion of Rio+20, the UN Human Rights Office launches a social media campaign inviting people to speak up for human rights in “The Future We Want.”
Wanted: Human Rights in Rio

Wanted: Human Rights in Rio

Civil society and UN experts call for an inclusive, just and equitable outcome at the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
No boundaries for climate change

No boundaries for climate change

A UN Human Rights Council expert meeting addresses the adverse impacts of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights.
Human rights at the centre of climate change policy

Human rights at the centre of climate change policy

The adverse effects of climate change may have a direct negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights.
The 2010 Social Forum - Climate change and human rights

The 2010 Social Forum - Climate change and human rights

The Social Forum of the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva calls for the integration of human rights in end of year negotiations aimed at reaching agreement on a global climate change treaty.
Human rights key to climate change negotiations

Human rights key to climate change negotiations

A Human Rights Council panel emphasized the need to achieve a successful outcome that focuses on human rights at the year-end Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
OHCHR analytical study on climate change and human rights is now available

OHCHR analytical study on climate change and human rights is now available

An analytical study on the human rights impact of climate change conducted by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights is now available.
A human rights approach to tackling climate change

A human rights approach to tackling climate change

Climate change poses a direct threat to a wide range of universally recognized human rights. The Poznań Climate Change Conference, from 1 to 12 December, should take into account the human rights impacts of climate change and protect the people whose live
Climate change and indigenous peoples

Climate change and indigenous peoples

The Permanent Forum, which runs from 21 April to 2 May, brings together more than 1,000 indigenous representatives, senior UN officials, and representatives of governments, civil society and academia.