Water Justice News: Right to Water

The Right to Water

Posted on July 16, 2010  Tagged with:
Jul 162010
 

By MIKHAIL GORBACHEV The right of every human being to safe drinking water and basic sanitation should be recognized and realized. The United Nations estimates that nearly 900 million people live without clean water and 2.6 billion without proper sanitation. Water, the basic ingredient of life, is among the world’s most prolific killers. At least […]

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 […]

Jul 132010
 

On June 17, Pablo Solon, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations, presented a draft resolution declaring the human right to “available, safe, acceptable, accessible and affordable water and sanitation” to a closed-door consultation at the UN General Assembly that will be dealt with over the next several weeks. This is the first time the […]

Securing the right to water in Bolivia

Posted on March 23, 2010  Tagged with: ,
Mar 232010
 

Clean and affordable water is a basic human right, but right now, citizens in El Alto, Bolivia are struggling to regain control of their local water supply from multinational corporate giant, Suez. As a condition for a World Bank loan, the public water system in El Alto was privatized in 1997. Eight years later, despite […]

Oct 312004
 

On October 31, 2004, the people of Uruguay made history by being the first people in the world to vote on the human right to water. By an almost two-thirds majority, the people of Uruguay voted to amend their constitution to ensure not only that access to piped water and sanitation is a fundamental human […]

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