Human Rights

The Case for Universal Recognition of the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

Environmental concerns were entirely absent during UN discussions on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the negotiation of the two international human rights covenants, for the simple reason that the instruments were negotiated before the advent of the modern environmental movement in the late 1960s.

National Human Rights Institutions and Water Governance: Compilation of Good Practices

This Compilation of Good Practices for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Water Governance (the ‘Compilation’) identifies good practices on water governance and seeks to strengthen the capacity of these institutions in realising water governance related human rights. It intends to identify, gather and document important information about the best practices, along with the challenges, key factors in success and important lessons to be learnt in activities undertaken by NHRIs in relation to water governance.

Land rights, Environment and Climate change in the Asian region

his is the first of a webinar series to strengthening the protection of indigenous peoples in Asia, organized by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, UN Human Rights Regional Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR Bangkok) and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The webinar will be hosted online through Microsoft Teams (see below).

Enabling the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Through SDG 16+: Anchoring Peace, Justice and Inclusion

This report, of the Global Alliance, Enabling the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through SDG16+: Anchoring peace, justice and inclusion provides an overview of country level actions and progress on SDG 16+ across different regions and development contexts and highlights key trends and findings on SDG 16+ implementation globally. The report has been informed by a series of regional multi-stakeholder consultations on SDG 16+, 25 country case studies and draws from evidence of recent research and analysis across SDG 16+ targets. 

Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples: a due diligence checklist for companies

Based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and ILO Convention No. 169, this Checklist aligns the principles and rights in these two instruments with the human rights due diligence approach set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) provide that the due diligence process by business should include the following steps: 

OCHA Situation Reports

The Digital Situation Report aims to simplify OCHA's current portfolio of field reporting products (Flash Update, Situation Report and Humanitarian Bulletin) by moving out of static PDFs and consolidating into a single online format. It will be more dynamic, visual, and analytical. The platform will save users' time by automating distribution and design.