Blue October

“access to water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right”
Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General


What is Blue October?

Today, one in 6 people lack access to safe, affordable water, and 2 in 5 lack access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations expects these numbers to rise unless we act now. Amid this crisis, some of the world's wealthiest corporations like Suez and Coca-Cola are looking to profit, often at the expense of the poor.

Blue October is an international month of action to challenge corporate control of water and to protect water as a shared natural resource available to all. On October 31, 2004, the people of Uruguay voted to amend their constitution to recognize this fundamental right.

Blue October celebrates this historic move by challenging corporate control of water through global action!

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