WSSCC applauds recognition of the human right to sanitation and water

Date: 15th November 2010

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Today, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized that the rights to water and sanitation are derived from the right to an adequate standard of living. The resolution was adopted by consensus and builds upon progress made in July when the United Nations General Assembly recognized water and sanitation as rights by putting the rights into operation throughout the UN human rights system.

WSSCC applauds the decision and further encourages the international community to continue to support the work of Catarina Albuquerque, the UN’s Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

 


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