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UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

The 193 UN Member States are not legally bound by the resolution. However, advocates are optimistic that it will have a cascading effect, motivating nations to incorporate the right to a healthy environment.

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right. Representational Image. Credits: istockphoto.com/

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution stating that everyone has a right to a healthy environment. Supporters of the resolution believe this is a crucial step in countering the alarming declination of the natural world.

The General Assembly of the UN declared that environmental degradation and climate change were two of the most serious threats to the future of mankind in a resolution that was adopted on July 28 at UN headquarters in New York City.

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