Marcos Orellana, the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, will visit Ghana from November 30 to December 13, 2022, to evaluate the country’s human rights situation with regard to toxics and hazardous substances. The Government has invited the Special Rapporteur to come.
He declared, “I am particularly interested in identifying good practices and examining the use and management of chemicals and hazardous waste.
“The prevention from toxic exposure through the sound management of hazardous substances has direct consequences on the enjoyment of human rights, impacting people’s life, health and livelihood.”
The Special Rapporteur will meet with government officials, members of civil society, and other stakeholders while visiting toxic substance-affected areas in Ghana.
The UN expert will give a press conference on December 13, 2022, at 15:30 in the location of the Ghana Journalists Association (Ghana International Press Centre, Ringway, Accra, Ghana). Journalists will only be permitted to access.
In September 2023, the Special Rapporteur will deliver a thorough report to the Human Rights Council outlining his conclusions and suggestions.