Breakfast Debate on Climate Change & Human Rights

Breakfast Debate on Climate Change and Human Rights with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Geneva, Switzerland – 5 March 2015

Focus and objectives

Hon. Min. of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr. Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, delivers his statement

  • Informal breakfast debate on climate change and human rights with a sharing of views from states, international organizations and human rights experts.
  • Keynote presentations from the Foreign Ministers of Costa Rica and Bangladesh, and Former Irish President Mary Robinson who is also presiding the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
  • The exchange, moderated by Marc Limon of Universal Rights Group, was a prelude to a major full-day discussion on human rights and climate change at the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council the following day on 6 March 2015.
Event’s concept note and programme – Concept & Programme (pdf, 0.1mb)
Statement by H.E. Ms Cecilia Rebong, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN at Geneva – Statement (pdf, 0.1mb)
Statement by Ms Mary Robinson, President of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice & UN Special Envoy for Climate Change – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
Statement by H.E. Mr Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
Statement by H.E. Mr Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
News Items
“Council discusses measures that can be adopted by States in addressing the effects of climate change on Human Rights” – read the news item here.
“Human Rights Council holds discussion on the adverse impacts of climate change on States’ efforts to realize the right to food” – read the news item here.

 

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