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Human Rights at Rio+20: A Rights-based Framework for Sustainable Development
27 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

United Nations Headquarters, New York City

The Rio+20 outcome will be a political document that is supposed to ensure the balanced integration of the three pillars of sustainable development -- economic development, social development and environmental protection. Strategies based on the narrow pursuit of economic growth without due regard for related environmental, social and human rights considerations, will fail in their economic objectives and risk damaging the planet and the fundamental rights of people.

As negotiations on the Rio+20 Conference outcome enter a critical phase, this side event will discuss the links between human rights and the environment in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Specifically it will address the urgent need to strengthen international commitment and joint action in favour of sustainable development and its institutional framework at all levels, and to do so in a manner that respects?rather than undercuts?human rights.

This event is jointly organised by:

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in collaboration with the UNDG-Human Rights Mechanism, the Permanent Missions of Germany, Norway and the Maldives, as well as with IBON International and The Council of Canadians and The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

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