Historic UN resolution recognizes healthy environment is a human right

  • 30.07.2022
  • UNDP

In a landmark move, on 28 July the United Nations General Assembly recognized that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right. This historic resolution–agreed by the UN’s only forum with representation of all 193 Member States­–has the potential to bring real change. It could usher in social and economic transformation to advance an inclusive green recovery and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda. Member States now face a stark choice: to respect and uphold this right by taking action to address today’s multiple planetary crises, or to delay and obfuscate.