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Civic Space and Climate Justice: Launch of new thematic report by the UNSR on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
In his new report to the General Assembly, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément N. Voule, unpacks challenges and threats facing individuals, communities and organizations exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate action and just transitions. He calls on States to create an enabling environment for civil society addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies, including fostering a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the 3rd Committee of the General Assembly, this virtual side event will bring together climate justice activists from around the world to discuss report findings and to share key actions to ensure implementation of its recommendations.

Join us for a discussion with Clément N. Voule (UNSR FoAA), Tara Houska (First Nation Couchiching, Founder of Giniw Collective), Jayathma Wickramanayake (UN Envoy on Youth), Lebogang Mulaisi (Congress of South African Trade Unions); moderated by Daniel Simons, Greenpeace International.

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Michael Gaffey, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN in Geneva and Ambassador Rodrigo Carazo Zeledón, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN in New York.

The side event is co-organized by OHCHR, ICNL, ECNL, ISHR, DAR Peru, the Geneva Academy, Solidarity Center, EarthRights, and Greenpeace International. Interpretation into Spanish and French available.

Oct 15, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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