We are pleased to share with you that the UN Human Rights Council formally adopted a Resolution on Child Rights and the Environment last week. The CERI team is really delighted to have played a key role in delivering this result. Check out our blog on the resolution’s key takeaways and share the good news!
Draft Principles & Policy Guidance for the ASEAN region on child rights and the environment
Following our regional consultation last October, we’ve been delighted to support some exciting follow-up work on child rights and the environment being led by the regional offices of OHCHR, UNEP and UNICEF. During a dedicated workshop in July, a team of adult and youth ASEAN experts came together to develop draft principles for the ASEAN region on child rights and the environment. The organizing team is now calling for inputs on these draft guidelines and policy guidance for implementing them, and we invite you to submit your feedback and amplify the call on social media. Submissions are due by 23 October.
#OurPlanetMyFutureMyRights Webinar for children and youth in ASEAN
To ensure that children and youth from all ASEAN countries have an opportunity to fully contribute to finalizing the ASEAN principles, UNEP, UNICEF, OHCHR, UNMGCY, UNEP MGCY, Asia Pacific Youth Caucus and ASEAN Youth Organization are organizing a dedicated #OurPlanetMyFutureMyRights webinar on 16 October, 16:00-17:30 ICT-Bangkok. It is hoped that the webinar will contribute to a draft statement from ASEAN children and youth calling on ASEAN Member States to take action, in accordance with the draft policy guidance, to guarantee and protect children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
Please share widely through your networks, and encourage children and youth to participate (registration form here)!
Global CSO campaign on recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment
A global CSO Call for global recognition of the right to a healthy environment has received over 900 endorsements! We are particularly delighted that the call strongly emphasises child rights, incorporating text put forward by CERI.
Please help us reach 1000 endorsements by signing up and sharing/promoting this call through your networks, using the #HealthyEnvironment4All or amplifying us on Twitter.
CRC Reporting Guidance
We’re delighted to share new guidance on reporting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with respect to children’s environmental rights. The guidance is intended to support civil society organizations with shadow reporting, as well as States, UN agencies and other relevant actors. It is also relevant for reporting to other human rights treaty bodies on these issues, and includes a section on reporting under other relevant international environmental and development frameworks too. Please don’t hesitate to share this widely with your networks!