Country Profile: Zambia

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  • supported inclusion of a reference to human rights in the text of the Paris Agreement
  • sponsored the following Human Rights Council’s resolution(s) on Human Rights and Climate Change: Resolution 7/23 (2008), Resolution 10/4 (2009), Resolution 26/27 (2014) and Resolution 29/15 (2015)
  • ratified the following human rights instruments with relevance in the context of climate change:
    • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
    • Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
    • African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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