Climate-induced displacement: Lifting voices of hope for the protection of human rights and climate justice

The South Sudanese refugee Makel Chol Deng who lives in the Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani district, Uganda, works in an LWF project producing more than 150,000 tree seedlings annually. “When I arrived here, the environment here was nothing like this. So now we are planting trees, which shows the importance of taking care of our environment,” he says. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
The South Sudanese refugee Makel Chol Deng who lives in the Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani district, Uganda, works in an LWF project producing more than 150,000 tree seedlings annually. “When I arrived here, the environment here was nothing like this. So now we are planting trees, which shows the importance of taking care of our environment,” he says. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

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Side-event during the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

The LWF, as a member of the Geneva Interfaith Forum (GIF), is organizing the event to address the importance of defending the rights of persons forced to move due to the effects of climate change.

The discussion will

  • Highlight threats faced by people affected by climate-induced displacement and their need for protection;
  • Shed light on the connection and importance of defending human rights in the context of climate change.

Speakers

  • Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, World Council of Churches
  • Dr. Ian Fry, UN Special Rapporteur Climate Change and Human Rights
  • Md. Baki Billah, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in Geneva
  • Dr. Abeya Wakwoya, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
  • Christian Wolff, ACT Alliance
  • Osmawani Binti Osman, Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Mercedes Perez, Migrant Programme Manager, Comisión de Acción Social Menonita - join online

Moderator

  • Sandra Epal-Ratjen, Franciscans International

 

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The Lutheran World Federation

Ecumenical Center (Geneva)

Salle II and Salle III

 

Languages: English


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Open to All
Begins
1:00 PM GMT+02:00
22 June 2022
Ends
2:30 PM GMT+02:00
22 June 2022

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Switzerland

Themes

Climate
human rights counci
Climate Change
Climate Justice
Climate Change. Peoples Pilgrimage
Displaced Persons
Refugees. Displaced person

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