Join a live event with UN Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on 15 April to launch this year’s #WikiForHumanRights campaign focused on the right to a healthy environment.
The Wikimedia Foundation, UN Environment Programme, and UN Human Rights are pleased to announce a special live discussion focused on the importance of public knowledge about the human right to a healthy environment.
The event will launch this year’s #WikiForHumanRights campaign, a global call to action for volunteers to write and improve content on Wikipedia about human rights, a healthy environment, and the range of communities impacted by convergent environmental crises of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.
The discussion will include the Special Rapporteur for human rights and the environment, David Boyd; Joy Agyepong from Open Foundation West Africa; and youth human rights champions Sebastian Benfeld (Chile) and Nicki Becker (Argentina).
Do you have questions about how environmental issues are connected to human rights? Want to know how free knowledge can help communities understand and advocate for the human right to a healthy environment? Join us and learn more about the role you can play in sharing free, collaborative knowledge about human rights and the environment.
The live event on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 1500 UTC will be a ninety minute discussion with time reserved for questions and answers from the audience. We will have live translation in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese. Recording will be available afterwards.
We will also have newcomer events in English, Arabic, and French on April 16 and other events throughout the campaign. For more information see: the campaign events page.
We hope that you will join us!
The Wikimedia Foundation and UN Human Rights launched the #WikiForHumanRights campaign in December 2019 as part of a shared commitment to make human rights more accessible for all. The primary goal of the campaign is to improve and add articles about human rights on Wikipedia.
In celebration of Earth Day in April, the Wikimedia Foundation, UN Human Rights, the UN Environment Programme, and UNICEF are hosting a special edition of #WikiForHumanRights, focused on the right to a healthy environment. The campaign will run from 15 April to 15 May. It calls on volunteers to write and improve content on Wikipedia about human rights, a healthy environment, and the range of communities impacted by environmental issues around the world.