Water Justice News: UN


The Mining Working Group at the UN and the Blue Planet Project have spearheaded a recent sign-on letter on the need for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals to include an explicit mention of the need to guarantee the human right to water and sanitation. The letter has garnered more than 300 sign-ons […]


June 25, 2014 – 8:34am

VIDEO: Water is a Human Right: Detroit Residents Seek U.N. Intervention as City Shuts Off Taps to Thousands, Democracy Now! June 24, 2014. Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan interviewed at 50:24.
On June 18, t…

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By focusing on access rather than on rights, the UN sustainable development goal on water won’t eliminate inequality
The Guardian, Thursday 19 June 2014
by Meera Karunananthan


June 17, 2014 – 4:30pm New York City, June 16 – Civil society groups were alarmed to discover today that they had suddenly been shut out of a key UN meeting on sustainable development. The meeting is the 12th of thirteen sessions that have taken pla…


June 17, 2014 – 4:06pm
A report was submitted today to the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation decrying the gross human rights violations taking place in Detroit where thousands have lost their water connections…

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