WSSCC continues to support one of the hottest new advocacy issues around, the WASH United campaign, which is a coalition of international and African civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and leading actors from the world of football using the power of sport to promote WASH for all people.
Staff from the WSSCC Secretariat and WASH United took part in a two-day civil society consultation on good practices in water, sanitation and human rights in Geneva organized by the United Nations Human Rights Council. WASH United Coordinator Thorsten Kiefer presented the campaign as a good practice for advocacy and communication on water, sanitation and human rights.
According to the United Nations Independent Expert on the human rights to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque: “With the rights to water and sanitation having been recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in July, it is now time to direct all our energy to their full realization. With its innovative football-based approach and appeal to the mass media, WASH United is exactly the type of initiative that we need now to raise awareness among the general public and build political commitment at the national and international levels.”
To learn more about WASH United, visit http://www.wash-united.org. For the latest reports news from the Independent Expert, including her latest report on the MDGs, visit http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/water/Iexpert/
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