In framework of permanent co-operation with UN bodies our Association sent submission to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Water and Sanitation professor Pedro Arrojo-Agudo for his Thematic Report to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly “The rights to water and sanitation as a tool for peace, prevention and cooperation”.
This submission, prepared by professor Borys Babin and published now on UN web-sourses was sent before the Russia-committed explosion Kakhovka HPP, but our information reflected previous relevant violations and war crimes committed by aggressor in Russia-occupied territories, including ecocide issues.
Submission stressed on negative environmental impact through Russian attacks on Ukrainian nuclear power facilities, such as the Zaporizhzhia NPP, located on Kakhovka water store and on Ukrainian green energy facilities in occupied territories and war zones. ARC pointed to UN Rapporteur that Russian troops make ongoing provocations with North Crimean Canal and Kakhovka Canal in Russia-occupied territories.
ARC’s submission stressed that UN bodies’ activities, in the context of sustainable development, water management, climate change must allow intergovernmental bodies, governments of developing countries, environmental protection and human rights organizations, and institutions of the world’s indigenous peoples to start a discussion and assessment of the forms of direct and indirect negative ecological and economic impact of Russian aggression in the field of climate change and the related rights to food, water and sanitation.