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The General Assembly has said yes to the human right to water access

Last Wednesday 28th July the UN General Assembly recognised access to drinking water as a basic human right in a resolution which was initially proposed by the Government of Bolivia and which was finally adopted by 122 votes in favour, none against and 41 abstentions. The Assembly also stipulated that access to basic sanitation services constitutes a right given that water contamination is one of the main causes of mortality in the poorest countries.

This resolution comes at a historic moment in which almost a billion people still do not have any guarantee of access to drinking water and approximately 2.6 billion have no access to sustainable sanitation.

The current context, in which the crisis is hitting the most vulnerable people, the governments have the opportunity to change this situation and take a decisive step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. On this matter, the resolution urges all countries and international organisations to provide the financial and technological resources to achieve affordable universal access to drinking water and sanitation. It also emphasises the States responsibility to promote and protect all human rights with the same force.

UNESCO Etxea celebrates this resolution which encourages us to continue working together with the other organisations and institutions so that the right for all people to sufficient, safe, acceptable, accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use becomes a reality.

More information:

United Nations

UNESCO Etxea - Human right to water

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