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This even was held on Friday 11 June 2021.

In the leadup to the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage with partners from the Our World Heritage initiative, Claudia Liuzza (Duke) and Lynn Meskell (UPenn) are hosting a series of webinars on the theme of World Heritage and Human Rights.

This webinar on the right to a healthy environment and world heritage is coordinated by Claudia Liuzza, Rethinking Diplomacy Fellow, Duke Center for International and Global Studies. Advocates from citizens movements to protect the Sundarbans of Bangladesh and the Lamu region of Kenya, as well as advocates to UN Human Rights systems, will present case studies and recommendations on how the World Heritage Committee, Advisory Bodies, Secretariat, and State Parties can better protect the human right to a healthy environment in and around natural and cultural World Heritage sites.

The panellists include:
Sharif Jamil and Sajed Kamal, National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans, Bangladesh
Mohamed Athman and Khadija Shekuwe, Save Lamu, Kenya
Yves Lador, permanent representative of Earthjustice to the United Nations in Geneva

Jessica Lawrence, Staff Scientist, Earthjustice

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

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