Human Rights Council 50th session
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change
Delivered by H.E. Ambassador Darius Staniulis, Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva
I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and my own country Lithuania.
Mr. Fry, we congratulate you on your appointment as Special Rapporteur. You bring long-standing expertise as a climate negotiator supporting human rights-based approaches to climate action, a crucial approach in fulfilling this mandate.
We welcome the intention expressed in your report on assisting States to implement their human rights obligations and incorporate a human rights-based approach into their NDCs and adaptation plans.
The harmful effects of climate change impact negatively on the full enjoyment and realization of a wide range of human rights. Women and girls and persons in vulnerable situations, including indigenous peoples, are especially affected.
Dr. Fry, could you share more thoughts on how you plan to examine and highlight the gender dimension in your work?
We look forward to cooperate with you and to support your work.