OHCHR statements on human rights and climate change

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Panel discussion on the human rights of older persons in the context of climate change, 30 June 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Supporting the Global Biodiversity Agenda, 25 May 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Celebrating the Entry into Force of the Escazú Agreement (in Spanish), 22 April 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Address to the WWF Annual Conference, 16 April 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 28th session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent -
Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent, 24 March 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 2021 Human Rights and Climate Change Geneva Dialogues - High Level Session: Expectations for human rights-based climate action in 2021, 24 March 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council – Side Event: #TheTimeIsNow – the case for universal recognition of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, 23 February 2021

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Annual conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, 4 December 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Midnight Survival campaign for the planet, 4 December 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - 2020 Edelstam Prize for outstanding contributions and exceptional courage in standing up for human rights, 24 November 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Forum of Environmental Human Rights Defenders in South America (in Spanish), 4 November 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Human Rights for the Planet: High-level international conference on human rights and environmental protection, 5 October 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Preventing extinctions and halting biodiversity loss through laws, legal rights and human rights frameworks, 1 October 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – UN Nature Summit, 30 September 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Calling on Pacific nations to continue their work at the forefront of the global fight for climate justice, 17 August 2020

Statement by Nada Al-Nashif, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel Discussion on the rights of persons with disabilities in the context of climate change, 8 July 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council - Annual Day on the Rights of the Child:Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment, 1 July 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Expert seminar: Is there a human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment?, 6 February 2020

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25  - Human Rights Day, 10 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - Generation Equality: Promoting women's leadership for environmental sustainability, 10 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 – ONE UN Side event: SDG 16 and realizing the right to participate: empowering people as agents of more effective climate action, 9 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - Addressing access to remedy and the business and human rights dimension of climate change, 9 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - "We Dare": Children and Youth vs Climate Change, 9 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - Voices of youth: Claiming, Achieving and Advancing Climate Justice in the Pacific, 9 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - "Climate Change and Human Rights: Contributions by and for Latin America and the Caribbean", 9 December 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP25 - Unions 4 Ambition Strategy Day, 8 December 2019

Statement by Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 21st EU-NGO Human Rights Forum: Building a fair environmental future, 4 December 2019

Video message by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Climate Vulnerable Forum COP Leaders Event, 2 December 2019

Opening statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Global update at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, 9 September 2019

Video statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights and Climate Change Conference in Nadi, Fiji on 5 – 7 August 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Panel discussion on women's rights and climate change: climate action, good practices and lessons learned, 28 June 2019

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP24 – Promoting human rights-based climate action for people and planet, 12 December 2018

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP24 - Accelerating Action and Support for Adaptation, 12 December 2018

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - at COP24: Decent Work & Economic Growth: A just transition towards an inclusive green economy, 12 December 2018

Video statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - at COP24: Gender and Climate Action, 11 December 2018

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Addressing natural disasters, adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation: solutions for human mobility and human security, 9 December 2018

Video statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Climate Vulnerable Forum 2018 Virtual Summit, 22 November 2018

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Right to Health and Right to Clean Air in the context of children's rights and children's environmental health, 1 November 2018