End Water Poverty

EWP, SOLD and FANMex make joint submission on the human rights of indigenous and rural communities

On 20 January 2022 End Water Poverty (EWP), Survivors of Lesotho Dams (“SOLD”) and La Red Mexicana de Acción por el Agua (FANMex) made a joint submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur Pedro Arrojo Agudo on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of Indigenous peoples and people living in rural areas.

Global Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of SDGs Progress Report

A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.

The civil society coalition End Water Poverty (EWP) criticised the Secretary-General’s report on progress towards the globally agreed SDGs, stating that it lacks understanding and analysis of goal 6, which aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

March and April 2017 Offer Unique Opportunities for Progress on Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

In order to realise the Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the sixth Sustainable Development Goal, countries are facing a long list of ambitious targets. These include ending open defecation, providing equitable access to safe and affordable water, achieving adequate hygiene and sanitation, and reducing pollution of water supply systems by increasing treatment, recycling, and reuse of water.