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On June 2nd , ahead of the World Environment Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox; the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, Victoria Tauli Corpuz issued a press release urging governments to protect the environment and the human rights that depend on it.

They are stressing that the landmark Resolution (res 31/ 32) adopted in March 2016 by the Human Rights Council has been a good initiative but should be followed by practical actions by Governments.

The situation is getting worse particularly in Latin America and Southeast Asia, but it is problem affecting every region of the world.

Read the full statement here