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ASEAN, UN discuss climate change impact on human rights 

The 2nd ASEAN-UN Plan of Action (2021-2025), a comprehensive outline on peace-keeping and post-conflict peace-building commitments of the ASEAN and UN, were also discussed during the AICHR workshop.

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Experts from the ASEAN, United Nations (UN) and regional stakeholders convened for the annual workshop by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) via a video conference held from 8 to 10 June.

Highlighted during the discussion were topics on the role of access to information, public participation and access to justice in rights-based approaches to environmental decision-making, rights-based approaches to Environmental Impact Assessment and the children’s rights to a healthy and sustainable environment in the ASEAN region.

At the workshop were UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment Dr. David Boyd, UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Consultant Matthew Baird, UNECLAC’s expert David Barrio Lamarche, Head of Environment Division of ASEAN Secretariat Dr. Vong Sok, UNEP Young Champion of the Earth Louise Mabulo and Chhorvirith Theng, Cambodia’s Representative to ACWC for Children’s rights.

The 2nd ASEAN-UN Plan of Action (2021-2025), a comprehensive outline on peace-keeping and post-conflict peace-building commitments of the ASEAN and UN, were also discussed during the AICHR workshop.

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