Posted by in News on February 9, 2015

Parties call for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Geneva Climate Talks

Geneva, Switzerland: The first Party to take the floor, the Government of Mexico called for “Parties to respect human rights and gender equality in implementation of all climate policies and actions.”

This was supported by Uganda and Chile. The EU then put forward an additional strong proposal stating: “All Parties and stakeholders shall, in all climate change related actions, respect, protect, promote, and fulfill human rights for all. All Parties shall be guided by gender equality and ensure the full and equal participation of women in all climate actions and decision making processes. All Parties should consider in their climate policies and actions a just transition of the workforce that creates decent work and quality jobs.”

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Source: WEDO

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