HLPF 2018: Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

“Despite calls from civil society, and recent progress on commitment to WHREDs at a global level, the 2030 agenda fails to highlight the important and legitimate role of WHREDs working on development-related issues, and the need for WHREDs to be central to the agenda. Global progress includes the first UN General Assembly resolution on WHRDs in 2013, and subsequent resolutions passed by the UN Human Rights Council and the GA in 2014 and 2015, that specifically reference the important work of WHREDs, and the need for states to take appropriate steps to protect them”.

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