Fact Sheet Series - Engaging with IGMs on the right to a healthy environment and climate change

IGM Fact Sheet 1 - NHRIs: Trusted partners for change

With a unique mandate set out in law, national human rights institutions (NHRIs) play a vital role to promote and protect the rights of all people, especially those most vulnerable to human rights violations. With strong powers and being independent from government, they are a cornerstone of an effective national human rights protection system. A key role of all NHRIs – set out in the UN-adopted Paris Principles – is to engage with the United Nations and regional bodies.

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IGM Fact Sheet 2 - Introducing the right to a healthy environment

A safe, clean, healthy environment is necessary for all of us to thrive. It provides the foundation that allows us to live with dignity and enjoy many of our fundamental rights, including the rights…

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IGM Fact Sheet 3 - ASEAN and human rights

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an inter-governmental body with 10 member States: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet…

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IGM Fact Sheet 4 - The Pacific Islands Forum

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is the principal political grouping in the region. Established in 1971, the PIF brings together 18 members to collaborate “for a region of peace, harmony, security, so…

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IGM Fact Sheet 5 - Climate change and human rights

The world’s climate is changing. Since the 1800s, human activity – especially burning fossil fuels and clearing land and forests – has cause a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which ha…

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IGM Fact Sheet 6 - The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that b…

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