Challenges for the Coming Years: Learning Regional Lessons on Environmental Protection and Achieving the Participation of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations System

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Abstract

The chapter will explore two specific challenges that the UN must face in this new era of environmental degradation and climate crisis, which depart from the issues it was prepared to face when it was founded. Nowadays, after 75 years of work by universal and regional bodies, regional human rights courts such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights have taken important steps toward the protection of the environment, with new regional treaties or with creative connections between regional human rights charters and the protection of the environment. These developments need to be observed, appraised and included in the universal efforts led by the UN, and a closer universal – regional dialogue is needed. Regarding a second issue, the underrepresentation of indigenous peoples, their rights and their environmental agendas is still a challenge both at the UN and the local level. Securing active, permanent and effective representation of indigenous peoples in international bodies is vital for understanding different perspectives and solutions for particular environmental issues and climate change.
Translated title of the contributionDesafíos para los próximos años: Aprender lecciones regionales sobre la protección del medio ambiente y lograr la participación de los pueblos indígenas en el sistema de las Naciones Unidas
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoes the UN Model Still Work? Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Multilateralism
Editors Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Valeriane Thool, Norbert Eschborn
Place of PublicationPaises Bajos
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
Chapter13
Pages206-224
Number of pages18
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-51648-9
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-51648-9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2022

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