11.06.2010 - UNESCO Office in Moscow

International Ombudsman Conference on Human Rights and Environment in Baku

From 17 to 19 June 2010, Baku (Azerbaijan) hosted an International conference on “Human Rights and Environment: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Climate Change”. The Conference was organized by the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the support of the UNESCO Office in Moscow.

Climate change, which is likely to have profound social implications, will raise serious challenges to human rights and human security. The Conference gave the participants an opportunity to discuss the development of ethical principles in relation to climate change as well as the issues of human rights that arise from or are related to the global environmental degradation. Its outcomes should contribute meaningfully to developing an appropriate policy response to climate change.

The event brought together Ombudspersons from different countries, members of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Republic, representatives of the international organizations, local and international experts in the field of human rights, environment, ecological ethics and ethics of science, representatives of academic community, state institutions and non-governmental organizations.

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