In June 2021, the heads of several United Nations entities released a joint commitment to the right to a healthy environment of children, youth, and future generations (read the joint commitment here: The joint commitment complements the 2020 Secretary-General Call to Action for Human Rights’ thematic area “rights of future generations, especially climate justice” (, as well as the 2021 Secretary-General Common Agenda’s proposed actions on the right to a healthy environment and future generations ( Additionally, in October 2021, the Human Rights Council, through its Resolution 48/13, recognized the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and acknowledged that “environmental degradation, climate change and unsustainable development constitute some of the most pressing and serious threats to the ability of present and future generations to enjoy human rights.”

Within this context and in light of the development of General Comment No 26 on children’s rights and the environment, this survey is part of a consultative process that will inform and support UNEP in identifying gaps and establishing plans for implementing the joint commitment and further integrating the rights of children, youth, and future generations into its work.

This survey is anonymous, and the results will not be attributed to any individual or organization. Your response will be extremely valuable to this consultative process! Please provide your inputs by Friday, 15 July 2022.

For any questions, please get in touch with Ms. Marina Venâncio (

Survey (for youth and adults):

Child-friendly survey: