Water Justice News: UN


The Inter Press Service reports, “Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC). But Maude Barlow, chairperson, Council of Canadians and a former senior advisor on water to the president of the U.N. […]

Mar 222012

This World Water Day, as many around the world will be ‘celebrating’ water, I am calling on all who care for water, nature, our communities and rights to act rather than celebrate.
My message to you, written from the Rio+20 negotiations in New York at the United Nations is that the situation is desperate. Virtually every […]


On Monday March 12, the water justice movement met with United Nations special rapporteur Catarina de Alburquerque, as well as eight national governments and the deputy mayor of Paris, outside the corporate World Water Forum in Marseille, France to highlight the need to implement the right to water and sanitation worldwide. Blue Planet Project staff […]


A media release issued yesterday by Catarina de Albuquerque, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water and sanitation, states, “The independent expert stressed that the international human rights standard on water and sanitation agreed at the UN must guide the negotiations at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil in […]


The Kuwait News Agency reports, “The United Nations Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque today warned that the right to safe drinking water and sanitation will be sidelined at the 6th World Water Forum… ‘It comes as an unwelcome surprise that the draft ministerial declaration…still does not recognize the human right to water and sanitation that […]

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