In June 1972, the landmark Stockholm Declaration was adopted as a result of the first major environmental conference ever held. It led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
50 years later, in June 2022, the Stockholm+50 Summit will bring together heads of state and government to celebrate, in Stockholm, the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference.
Anchored in the Decade of Action, this summit follows months of consultations and meetings between governments, organisations and members of the civil society. It aims to facilitate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity Framework, and encourage the adoption of green post-COVID-19 recovery plans.
The summit resulted in the adoption of 10 recommendations by Member States and stakeholders. The second recommendation reads, “Recognize and implement the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.” This recommendation reflects the campaign led by NGOs among which the Global Compact Coalition to obtain recognition of this right at the United Nations General Assembly.
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