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UN Makes Access To Clean Environment A Human Right


October 08, (THEWILL) – The United Nations Human Rights Council comfortably passed a resolution on Friday that recognises access to a safe and healthy environment as a fundamental right despite criticism in the lead-up to the vote from Britain, the United States and other countries.

The resolution, proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland, was passed with 43 votes in favour and 4 abstentions from Russia, India, China and Japan, prompting a rare burst of applause in the Geneva forum.

Britain, initially among the critics of the proposal, surprisingly voted in favour.


The United States did not vote since it is not currently a member of the 47-member Council.


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