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#WikiForHumanRights Launch Webinar
14 April @ 14:00 – 15:30 UTC
On the 14th of April 14:00 UTC, we invite you to join the live event which will mark the launch of this year’s #WikiForHumanRights campaign.
For the third time, the Wikimedia Foundation, in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Rights Office (UNOHCHR), will be hosting a special live conversation on how Wikipedia and other public knowledge play a role in understanding the human rights impacts of the triple planetary crisis, of biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution.
We will have a guest panel of experts working with the UN system to advance the Right to a Healthy Environment. This will include the Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, Dr. Marcos A. Orellana; UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Mrema; Women4Biodiversity director Mrinalini Rai; and youth activist Alejandro Daly. To join the event, register to participate here.
During the event, we will discuss the role of open knowledge platforms like Wikipedia in addressing the environmental crises. Panelists will share thoughts on how to make the connection between human rights and the environment more clear and accessible to the general public.
The event will include live translations in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Arabic.