Water Justice News: UN

 

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported, “The world’s nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target, the United Nations announced Tuesday. A report issued by the U.N. children’s agency and the World Health Organization said over 2 billion […]

WIN! The Human Right to Water and Sanitation

Posted on July 28, 2010  Tagged with: ,
Jul 282010
 

On July 28, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water and sanitation.” The resolution, presented by the Bolivian government, had 122 countries vote in its favour, while 41 countries – including Canada – abstained.

Water as Human Right Threatens to Split World Body

Posted on July 15, 2010  Tagged with: ,
Jul 152010
 

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15, 2010 (IPS) – A long outstanding proposal to recognise the right to water as a basic universal human right is threatening to split the world’s rich and poor nations. Opposition to the proposal is coming mostly from Western nations, says Maude Barlow, a global water advocate and a founder of the […]

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