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Statement on Behalf of Major Group Facilitating Committee and Regional Representatives at recent UNEP meeting regarding Post 2015 Development Framework

Paragraph 6 of the statement strongly calls for the rights of future generations to be safeguarded institutionally:

 “Greater resilience and securing future generation’s livelihoods will only materialize if the local capacities and knowledge of communities are recognized. The rights of Future Generations can be safeguarded only with the institutionalization of Ombudspersons and the appointment a High Commissioner for Future Generations who should have a clear mandate of protecting natural resources and stop their wanton destruction in the name of economic prosperity. Failing which, obtaining the desired balance between the three dimensions of sustainability cannot become a reality.”

Read the full statement here: MGFC SDGs written submission


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Posted by Future Justice on 2 April 2014



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