On Human Rights Day, End Water Poverty along with three organisations (Help Refugees, the Inter Regional Support Programme of Pakistan and Slum Dwellers International) have come together in this joint blog to raise awareness of the human rights to water and sanitation; especially for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
human rights to water and sanitation
After what has been a prolonged period of absence for some members of the “friends list” to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, I would like to touch base with you and renew my commitment to maintaining meaningful contact. As much time has passed, there is naturally a lot that could be shared. I will attempt to be selective and keep to key subjects that could be of your particular interest.
1. Recognition of human rights to water and sanitation
Léo Heller, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, has just released his first reports on key issues affecting the WASH sector and influencing people’s abilities to realise their human rights to water and sanitation.
Tuesday 19 July at 17:30 in Mount Meru Hall - Julius Nyerere International Convention, Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
It’s done! The United Nations General Assembly, as of yesterday 17 December 2015, passed and adopted the resolution on the human rights to water and sanitation. This resolution recognises the distinction between the human right to water and that of sanitation, which is a fundamentally important step in the recognition of the prioritisation of sanitation.
Written by Kristel Malegue, Coordinator at Coalition Eau, May 2015
7th World Water Forum: The Forum of Disappointments
Weak processes, the side-lining of civil society, organisational issues … this year’s Forum failed to generate productive discussions with all sector stakeholders to advance the cause of water.
Aidlink's "very different water demonstrations" took place across Ireland
By Aishling Lennon