Realizing the Right to Safe Water and Sanitation

“…the fact that nearly 900 million people lack access to safe drinking water and more than 2.6 billion lack access to improved sanitation facilities is serious global challenge with health, economic, and security implications. Global leaders, through the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council have now recognized that access to safe drinking water and sanitation is a human right. Other sectors, such as agriculture, industry, and energy, also rely on freshwater sources for production and contribute to health, economic growth, and security, as well. It is important for policymakers to recognize the many competing demands for freshwater and to identify sustainable ways to protect and share precious resources for the greater good. Legal, political, technical, educational, and research solutions can help chart a path forward to address this important issue.” Katherine Bliss, Ph.D., Director, Project on Global Water Policy

From the Center for Strategic and International Studies: A Statement read before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: “Realizing the Right to Safe Water and Sanitation”


About Vive Harambee!

Vive Harambee! is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to impacting the lives of people in developing nations by providing them access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene education.
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