Information
  • Submitted by: Key member organizations of the Women's Major Group
  • Primary SD area: Biodiversity, Forests and other Ecosystems
  • Keywords: To further advance the acknowledgement in the Convention on the Rights of the Child of and to invoke the “Child's Right to Nature and a Healthy Environment”
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Date of completion: 5 Jun 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
The Child's Right to Nature and a Healthy Environment

Organization(s) making commitment

EarthCharter Initiative, Terres de Hommes International Federation, IUCN NL, Stand Up For Your Rights
Others to join later

Achievement of Commitment

We will (either through an Additional Protocol or (first) a General Comment) have "The Child's Right to Nature and a Healthy Environment" codified in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. More info see: www.RightToNature.org

How this will be achieved

To realize our commitment, we will jointly ensure
1. That the new UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and Environment will be informed on this initiative as soon as (s)he will be in place and will continuously keep Her/him updated;
2. That we gather of case law and fieldwork,which will be submitted broadl. Sources will include EarthCharter network and IUCN Env. LawCenter - start asap
3. The inviting of the CRC Committee for a Discussion Day - (submit in 9/12 for '13 or '14). Weeks prior to that we will try to organize a Side Event at or before the Human Rights Council's meeting.
4. The acceptance and putting into place of the (already submitted) Resolution at IUCN Int. Conference - (9/12 Annelies Henstra of IUCN NL is going and is already getting and further acquiring internal IUCN support)
5. That we contribute to (and call for) mentioning of this Child's right in UPRs and PRs on CRC globally - start asap

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
The acceptance and putting into place of the (already submitted) Resolution at IUCN Int. Conference 2012
That we gather of case law and fieldwork,which will be submitted broadl. Sources will include EarthCharter network and IUCN Env. LawCenter - start asap 2012
That the new UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and Environment will be informed on this initiative as soon as (s)he will be in place and will continuously keep Her/him updated; 2012
The inviting of the CRC Committee for a Discussion Day - (submit in 9/12 for '13 or '14). Weeks prior to that we will try to organize a Side Event at or before the Human Rights Council's meeting. 2013

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
In-kind contribution All mentioned
Staff / Technical expertise All mentioned
Other, please specify network by all, incl. Green Rights Alliance
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