Water Justice News: UN

 

June 13, 2014 – 3:10pm Nearly 300 organizations sent a letter today demanding that the human right to water and sanitation be included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The right was excluded from the most recent version of the SDG text t…

 

June 12, 2014 – 10:22am Despite the United Nations General Assembly recognizing the human right to water and sanitation in July 2010, these rights have been omitted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework document. The SDGs are highly sign…

 

Dear friends, As many of you are aware, we have been campaigning to ensure that the human right to water and sanitation is included within the Sustainable Development Goals framework.  Unfortunately the zero draft document which was released this week did not contain any reference to the human right to water and sanitation. The SDG […]

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May 28, 2014 – 7:00pm

Photo: Karunananthan presents to the Open Working Group at the UN, May 7, 2014.
CBC reports, “Looking toward 2015, there is the question of whether Canada will wield any influence on the [global] development agenda. In 2012, U…

 

May 19, 2014 – 1:00pm
Photo from IPS.
The Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS) reports, “Maude Barlow, who represents both the Council of Canadians and Food and Water Watch, told IPS water is being increasingly and deliberately used a a weapon of wa…

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