• November 3, 2018
  • UN

UN | Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes



SUMMARY -  In his first report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes introduces the mandate, highlights recent activities, and offers recommendations for ongoing international discussions. The Special Rapporteur explains the link between the mandate and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and brings to the fore the need for a stronger, more comprehensive global framework to protect human health from a toxic environment to help address the injustices resulting from divergent standards of protection between countries. The Special Rapporteur offers recommendations for the post-2020 framework for toxic chemicals and waste that in his view would strengthen the ability of the global community to protect human rights from toxic exposures and highlights the potential contribution of the business and human rights discourse to the issues at hand.

Link to the FULL REPORT

                   

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