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Toxic waste: Italy is implementing UN suggestions after expert’s visit in 2021

GENEVA, SEPTEMBER 31 – The Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Amb. Gian Lorenzo Cornado, took the floor today in the framework of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, following the presentation of the Report on the visit to Italy of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, Marcos A. Orellana, which took place from 30 November to 13 December 2021.

The Permanent Representative reaffirmed Italy’s support for the work of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur, expressing Italy’s full appreciation for the fruitful collaboration and the outcome of the visit. In this regard, he highlighted that Italy has endorsed key standards to build its own agenda for the promotion of human rights at both national and international levels, facing the challenge of economic, social, and environmental dynamics in order to ensure a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

“In line with relevant recommendations accepted by Italy in the framework of the 3rd UPR cycle, we’ve compiled and we’re implementing relevant policies and measures to address environmental and economic challenges, also taking into due account the need to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic for a more inclusive recovery”, Ambassador Cornado underlined.

The Permanent Representative of Italy mentioned the adoption of the “National Recovery and Resilience Plan” which aims to promote a sustainable environmental approach. He further recalled the submission of Italy’s second Voluntary National Review to strengthen the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs, both at the central and local levels.

“We stand ready to support the implementation of our commitments through continued engagement and collaboration in the years ahead to prioritize the issue of the implications for human rights of hazardous substances and wastes”, Ambassador Cornado concluded.

Read the full statement here. (@OnuItalia)

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