UNHRC appoints Tuvalu negotiator Dr Ian Fry as the first climate change expert – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has announced the appointment of Dr Ian Fry as the world’s first independent expert on human rights and climate change for a period of three years.
- UNHRC made the position of Special Rapporteur for human rights and climate change in October 2021.
- He will help in studying and identifying how the adverse effects of climate change, including sudden and slow-onset disasters, affect the full and effective enjoyment of human rights and make recommendations on how to address and prevent these adverse effects
About Dr Ian Fry –
- Dr Ian Fry holds dual citizenship in Tuvalu and Australia.
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