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Environmental rights:

* Environment Outlook for the Arab Region - Environment for Development and Human Well-being
[Arabic]
This outlook is the first official, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of the state of environment in the Arab region that provides a base for policy formulation in the region. The report was prepared in response to a decision by the Council of Arab Ministers responsible for the Environment, in its 17th session, held at the headquarters of the Secretariat-General of the League of Arab States, in Cairo, Egypt, in December 2005.
 
* Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions Climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East
[English][Arabic]
This report examines whether the legacy of conflict in the Levant undermines the ability of the region to adapt to climate change, outlines the threats that climate change could pose to regional security, and suggests strategies that can be pursued for peace and sustainable development despite a changing climate.
 
* Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
[English]
The book provides useful information and advice about how to live a greener, cleaner life. The book is meant as a guide for governments, organizations small and large, businesses and individuals who want to embark on the path to climate neutrality. The term "climate neutrality" or "carbon neutral is achieved by reducing our own green house gas (GHG) emissions as much as possible, and using carbon offsets to neutralize the remaining emissions.
 
* Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing countries (REDD): A Guide for Indigenous Peoples
[English]
This is a short guide for Indigenous communities to climate change and to the current international debate surrounding the deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries known as ‘REDD’.
 
* Report of the United Nations Development Programme to the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights 2005
[English][Arabic][French]
This is a report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human rights to inform international community about its activities on the field of human rights.
 
* A Framework for Action on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
[English]
This thematic paper provides a broad view of existing normative and programmatic frameworks in the biodiversity and ecosystem management area, to highlight inter-linkages among the sectors, to identify key gaps and challenges and to highlight areas where further action is needed.
 
* A Framework for Action on Health and the Environment
[English]
This thematic paper provides a broad view of existing normative and programmatic frameworks in the health and environment area, to highlight inter-linkages among the sectors, to identify key gaps and challenges and to highlight areas where further action is needed.
 
* A Framework for Action on Water and Sanitation
[English]
A WEHAB -Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture and Biodiversity- initiative paper. This thematic paper provides a broad view of existing normative and programmatic frameworks in the water and sanitation area, to highlight inter-linkages among the sectors, to identify key gaps and challenges and to highlight areas where further action is needed. The WEHAB initiative was proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as a contribution to the preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
 
* Human Rights and Environment
[English]
The Commission on Human Rights organized a seminar ahead of the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in South Africa, in September 2002. These background papers were presented by experts from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP )to review and assess the progress achieved since the Conference in promoting and protecting human rights in relation to environmental questions and in the framework of Agenda 21.
 
* United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit III - 2002)
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* United Nations Environment Programme Annual Report
[English]

 
* United Nations Environment Programme Annual Report
[English]

 
* United Nations Environment Programme Annual Report
[English]

 
* What is a Fair Trial? A Basic Guide to Legal Standards and Practice
[English]
This guide deals with two separate but linked issues that the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and other NGOs face in their trial monitoring activities. The first is the question of what are the basic legal standards that should be used in evaluating the fairness of a trial. The second is how a trial observation mission should be prepared and carried out in practice.
 
* Combating Deforestation and the Non-Legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of All Types of Forests
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Comprehensive Assessment of the Freshwater Resources of the World
[English][Arabic][French]
This report presents policy options designed to improve understanding of how to reach sustainable levels of water use, while satisfying a wide range of needs including agricultural irrigation, industrial development, domestic use and water to maintain natural ecosystems.
 
* Conservation of Biological Diversity
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability
[English][Arabic][French]
Overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: report of the Secretary-General.
 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Biotechnology
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes, Including Prevention of Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Wastes
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Solid Wastes and Sewage-Related Issues
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals, Including Prevention of Illegal International Traffic in Toxic and Dangerous Products
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Financial Resources and Mechanisms
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992
 
* Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity - Note by the Secretary-General
[English][Arabic][French]
This report highlights the experiences gained to date, and the progress the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has made towards the implementation of the set objectives in the four sections of Agenda 21, as well as the effective arrangements for the coordination of activities related to the objectives of the CBD.
 
* Information for Decision-Making
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Integrated Approach to the Planning and Management of Land Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Integrating Environment and Development in Decision-Making
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* International Institutional Arrangements
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Combating Desertification and Drought
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* National Mechanisms and International Cooperation for Capacity-Building in Developing Countries
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Overall Progress Achieved Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
[English][Arabic][French]
This report contains a global assessment of the current status of economic and social development and environmental sustainability, followed by an appraisal of progress made since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), focusing on the main achievements and unrealized expectations.
 
* Promoting Education, Public Awareness and Training
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protecting and Promoting Human Health
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protection of the Atmosphere
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protection of the Oceans, all Kinds of Seas, Including Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Seas, and Coastal Areas and the Protection, Rational Use and Development of their Living Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protection of the Quality and Supply of Freshwater Resources: Application of Integrated Approaches to the Development, Management and Use of Water Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Report of Activities that Pose a Major Threat to the Environment
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report limits itself to a selection of human activities that are: not gravely hazardous to the environment if carried out over a limited period of time but are cumulative and hazardous if undertaken on a continued basis and/or involve a potential risk of major contamination within a given geographical area and time-frame. It also indicates the attempts of the international community to deal with those hazards and find adequate solutions.
 
* Report of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Panel on Forests on its Fourth Session
[English][Arabic][French]
The Panel was mandated to pursue a consensus and formulate options for further actions in order to combat deforestation, and forest degradation and to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
 
* Role and Contribution of Major Groups
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Wastes
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Science for Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992
 
* Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies, Cooperation and Capacity-Building
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Report of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 5-13 Sept 1994) Addendum
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume I: Resolutions Adopted by the Conference
[English]
This report commits all States to engage in a dialogue, inspired by the need to achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy, keeping in view the increasing interdependence of the community of nations and that sustainable development should become a priority item on the agenda of the international community.
 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume II: Proceedings of the Conference
[English][Arabic]
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 14 June 1992, in conformity with General Assembly resolution 45/211 and its decision 46/468. During that period the Conference held 19 plenary meetings.
 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume III: Statements Made by Heads of State or Government at the Summit Segment of the Conference
[English][Arabic][French]
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 14 June 1992. This volume 3 includes the statements made by heads of states or government at the Summit segment of the Conference.
 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
[English]

 
* United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
[English]
This was the first United Nations conference on the environment as well as the first major international gathering focused on human activities in relationship to the environment, and it laid the foundation for environmental action at an international level. The conference acknowledged that the goal of reducing human impact on the environment would require extensive international cooperation, as many of the problems affecting the environment are global in nature.
 
* Tunza International Children's Conferences
[English][French]
The Tunza International Children's Conferences provide a unique opportunity for children to present their environmental projects, inspire each other with their environmental work, become active environmental citizens and contribute towards the future of our planet. The conference is a follow-up on the decision adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, in Johannesburg, South Africa, which states that views of the children's should be incorporated in decisions regarding environment.
 

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