Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the adoption of United Nations General Assembly resolution on the right to a healthy environment

United Nations
July 28, 2022

The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of its historic resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

This landmark development demonstrates that Member States can come together in our collective fight against the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.  The international community has given universal recognition to this right and brought us closer to making it a reality for all.

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