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Open Letter from the High Commissioner for Human Rights to Member States Regarding Rio+20

After the informal negotiations on the Rio+20 zero draft, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, has written an Open Letter, appealing to all Member States

11.04.2012 |Rasa Jaruseviciute




After the informal negotiations on the Rio+20 zero draft in New York this March, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, has written an Open Letter of 30 March 2012, appealing to all Member States “to fully integrate key human rights considerations in the Rio+20 outcome document”.

“States should resolve to work to advance a human rights-based approach to the green economy, based on the principles of participation, accountability (at the national and international levels), non-discrimination, empowerment, and the rule of law in green economy efforts, and to pursue a model of economic growth that is socially and environmentally sustainable, just and equitable, and respectful of all human rights.” – said N. Pillay in her Open Letter.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights will be attending the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil in June 2012. The conference, which is expected to be the largest event in the history of the United Nations, will host world leaders, high level political and civil society representatives.

READ THE WHOLE OPEN LETTER HERE
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For further information on women’s priorities for sustainable development for Rio+20, please visit www.womenrio20.org and Women Major Group.

WECF is co-organising partner, together with Voices of African Mothers, for all input from women worldwide to Rio+20. WECF and VAM coordinate all activities closely with the Women's Rio+20 Steering Committee.
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