Water Justice News: UN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Civil society organizations from around the world are making an urgent call for the human right to water and sanitation (HRTWS) to be explicitly named in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Today, 621 organizations collectively representing billions of people globally issued a joint letter to United Nations (UN) Member States […]

Mar 192015
 

March 19, 2015 – 10:56am
In May 2015, the city of Detroit will start shutting off water to 28,000 people.
Last summer, the Blue Planet Project worked with the Detroit People’s Water Board and Food and Water Watch to sound the alarm on the city’s p…

 

February 10, 2015 – 2:45pm The Blue Planet Project is calling for the explicit recognition of the human right to water and sanitation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, which will supersede the Millennium Development …

 

October 27, 2014 – 8:15am The Council of Canadians has long opposed the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in ‘free trade’ agreements like NAFTA (where it is more commonly referred to as Chapter 11) and the yet-to-be-ratified Canada-Eur…

Oct 242014
 

October 24, 2014 – 11:59am

Farha and de Albuquerque in Detroit. Photo by AP.
On June 18, the Blue Planet Project and its allies submitted a report to Catarina de Albuquerque, the United Nations special rapporteur on the human right to drinking wat…

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