United Nations’ Approval of the Revolutionary Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment

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On October 7, 2020, the United Nations approved the Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment. Our partner, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), has published an insightful article about this historical event. This Resolution is indeed a landmark – it represents a starting point for the implementation of children’s environmental rights and a […]

Slovenian Ambassador Speaks out on Environmental Rights

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Sabina Stadler Repnik, Ambassador of Slovenia and Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, has authored an insightful article on the importance of environmental rights for the future of our planet. Originally published by Humanium’s partner organisation, the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), the Ambassador’s article highlights […]

Humanium Joins Global Call for Right to a Healthy Environment

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Almost 1000 organisations have called on the nations of the world to recognise the international human right to a healthy environment for all. Humanium has participated in the extraordinary civil society call which we are proud to publish below. In September 2020, Humanium joined forces with almost 1000 civil society organisations to endorse a Joint […]

Latin America’s Water Pollution Crisis and its Effects on Children’s Health

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Contemporary environmental crises such climate change, soil and water pollution, and the wide-scale loss of biodiversity contribute to 26% of annual deaths for children aged 5 and under, which amounts to approximately 1.5 million deaths every year, and two-thirds of those deaths occur in the developing world (Ortega-Garcia, 2019). A large percentage of these deaths […]

Amazon Rainforest and Rights under Threat

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Amidst the global climate emergency, the Amazon rainforest is under imminent and intensifying threat. Unprecedented destruction of the rainforest since Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency is set to escalate even further this year, and with it the erosion of countless livelihoods and rights around the world. The global crisis of the Coronavirus pandemic has seen the underfunded […]

Indonesian Children at Risk of Air Pollution

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Clean air is an environmental right and every child has the right to enjoy a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. Therefore, every country must protect the environmental rights of its citizens, and Indonesia is one of the countries that has formally accepted the environmental rights norms. However, since Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, records some of the […]