On May 7, Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan addressed an Informal Meeting of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York.

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, with a core group of 30 member states representing various regional groups and with participation from many more states, has been meeting since March 2013 to develop a document that will frame the United Nations’ development agenda for the next 15 years.

Despite the United Nations General Assembly recognizing the human right to water and sanitation in July 2010, these rights have been omitted in the SDG framework document.

Read the submission by the Blue Planet Project, the Women’s Major Group, the Mining Working Group, Temple of Understanding and WECF International.

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