Stating that the right to a healthy environment is “imperative in an era where the harrowing effects of human activities on the natural world are increasingly palpable,” the New York City Bar Association is urging the United Nations Human Rights Council and the U.N. General Assembly to speedily adopt resolutions recognizing the human right to a healthy environment.

In a publicly issued statement and report, the bar association “encourages the Human Rights Council and the United Nations General Assembly to take actions towards formal recognition of this essential human right” to a healthy environment and, more specifically, in a news release, it pushes for the adoption of the resolutions by the end of this year.

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