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Children's rights to a healthy environment in East Asia & the Pacific

Climate and environmental challenges across East Asia and the Pacific risk undermining children’s right to a healthy environment. This discussion paper considers how different legal systems across the region approach this right, with a particular focus on Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia and Viet Nam.

This discussion paper also assesses the progress made in recognising children’s right to a healthy environment, the status of children’s education, engagement and participation in environmental affairs, as well as the role of the business sector in respecting children’s right to a healthy environment through various case studies.

Detailed analysis of national law relevant to children’s right to a healthy environment in Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia and Viet Nam is incorporated into the discussion paper through analysis matrices. These matrices may provide a practical tool for policymakers, researchers and child or youth-focused organisations engaging with national law and policy on the topic of children’s right to a healthy environment in East Asia and the Pacific.

Source

UNICEF

Area of Work

Health

Type

Discussion / Working Paper

Language

Year Published

2020

Last Checked

11/2/22

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Region

East Asia and Pacific