Principles and Policy Guidance on Children’s Rights to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in the ASEAN Region
23 November 2021
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Human Rights (OHCHR) are jointly launched the Principles and Policy Guidance on Children’s Rights to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Region.
The Principles and Policy Guidance sets out fundamental principles for realizing children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and for putting the best interests of children in the forefront. It provides essential policy guidance for governments, civil society, businesses, the media, and children to implement these principles.
The Principles and Policy Guidance is the result of an 18-month collaboration among the three UN agencies and child, youth, and adult experts from around the ASEAN region. A child-friendly version of the Principles and Policy Guidance for children aged 14-18 years has also been developed.