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What does the Global Biodiversity Framework and other 2022 UN Biodiversity Summit outcomes mean for the ocean and ocean research? (Part 1)

The global biodiversity community adopted a new global framework to catalyze, enable and galvanize urgent and transformative action at all levels to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. In addition, the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15, held on 7-19 December 2022 – Montreal, Canada)) also adopted new decisions on marine biodiversity, as well as on […]


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A reflection on the Global Biodiversity Framework

Hub Director Elisa Morgera has been invited to join a panel organized by Prof John Knox, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, on the 2022 Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework adopted under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The panel will be jointly hosted by the American Society of International Law and […]

Water Defenders’ Workshop

On the International Day of Action for Rivers, 14 March 2023, the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Coastal Justice Network, Defend Panay and Kamandag are organizing a workshop hosted by ocean and water defenders for defenders to share experiences, expertise, and strategies from different countries, and […]

Suggesting new areas of work for IPBES

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has called for inputs and suggestions on its work programme up to 2023 from international and regional scientific organisations, non-governmental organisations, indigenous peoples and local communities and the private sector, which will be considered at the tenth session of the IPBES Plenary (28 August-2 September 2023, […]

Reflecting on Women’s Rights to a Healthy Ocean, based on the 2023 Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

“Urgent, gender-transformative, rights-based climate and environmental action” is required to achieve gender equality and ecological sustainability– recently said the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment in his thematic report on women’s and girls’ human right to a healthy environment (A/HRC/52/33).  Although the report does not refer often to women’s and girls’ human […]

​​The One Ocean Hub Contributes ​ to the UN General Comment on Children’s Rights and a Healthy Environment

Following ​the One Ocean Hub’s ​positive ​initial ​feedback on ​​​​Zero Draft UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change (Zero Draft). The General Comment was released in November 2022 and included reference to biodiversity and the ocean​, which was warmly welcomed across our networks.​ The […]

How can national human rights institutions and international human rights mechanisms support the protection of small-scale fishers’ human rights? 

How are national and international human rights actors using, and might use in future use, their respective mandates to promote and protect the rights of small-scale fishers, fish workers and their communities? As part of our partnerships for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, on 1 – 2 February 2023, we co-organised with […]