Children’s Rights and the Environment

On June 22, the Special Rapporteur participated in a side event at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, on the effects of climate change and environmental pollutants on children’s rights.  The moderator was Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations, and the other speakers included Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Marilena Viviani of UNICEF, Benjamin Schachter of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Jonas Schubert of Terre des Hommes International Federation.