Year: 2024

World Environment Day

Today, 5th of June, we celebrate World Environment Day! In recent years, awareness of the connections between human rights and the environment has significantly risen. In October 2021, through the adoption of Resolution 48/13 (A/HRC/RES/48/13), the Human Rights Council first recognized the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable […]

WORKSHOP: Extreme water events and indigenous peoples workshop

The increasing number of extreme water-related climate events is affecting our ways of life, and destroying the cultural heritage that has taken thousands of years to be established. May 20th, SD-WISHEES will be hosting a workshop on “Extreme water events and indigenous peoples: how ancestral knowledge can support climate adaptation […]

Equal Access to PPPs and Sustainable Services

Our CEO Amanda Loeffen, participated in a forum at UNECE’s 8th International Forum on 9th May 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. The forum focus was on “Accelerating the SDGs and Climate Action: The contribution of sustainable PPPs and infrastructure finance to recovery, resilience, and reconstruction” and it was moderated by Camille […]

New Special Rapporteurs

HR2W celebrates two women, including one from the Global South, that were selected as Special Rapporteurs. On April 5th, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its 55th session and appointed two new special rapporteurs: Astrid Puentes Riaño was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights […]

Women in Water

Women are essential for the water and sanitation development in communities. They bring their expertise and considerations while managing to make many processes much more inclusive. This month we celebrate International Women’s Day and World Water Day by highlighting women in our organisation and the impact they have in their […]