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Water and Sanitation in the USA

“Each and every American has the right to clean drinking water. It is simply wrong that in the United States of America today, millions of children still receive their water through lead pipes. It’s about time we fix that. “ These were the words of the President of the United […]

Aligning PPP Legislation in Ukraine with the SDG’s

“The socially vulnerable have suffered the most”, a comment from Iryna Novikova, Deputy Minister for Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, in reference to the SDGs in the opening segment of this interactive online event. Tony Bonnici, Deputy Chief, PPP section, UNECE made reference to the need to be “Building […]

A Human Rights-Based Approach Practical Guide

On this International World Water Day, Human Right 2 Water is excited to be launching its manual on the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)– A practical guide for the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation through programming. The integration of HRBA in development projects has accelerated over the […]

International Women’s Day – Women, Water and Human Rights

Webinar 8th March, 15:00h-16:30h CET Register in Advance Read more about our panellists here “Choose to Challenge” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.  A day to celebrate women’s achievements, but also to challenge stereotypes, fight prejudice, expand perceptions and improve conditions. #ChoosetoChallenge #IWD2021 In the world of […]

Good Practices of NHRIs in Water Governance

Webinar 24th Feb, 11:00h-12:30h CET Register in Advance National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil human rights, and they work as an independent institution according to the Paris Principles and usually funded by their national government.  NHRIs have varying mandates and organisational structures, but […]

Mexico Legal Mapping update

Country Legal Mapping of Mexico has been updated based on the 2020/24 National Water Programme – for reference, it can be found on our website here. At the request of Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur for water and Sanitation, we made a legal mapping in Mexico in 2017, with emphasis on […]

Fulfilling the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Slovenia’s Roma Settlements

Lacking basic living conditions, including access to drinking water, sanitation and electricity, most of South-East Slovenia’s Roma population lives in segregated settlements. The absence or insufficiency of municipal infrastructure endangers prospects for integration of the Roma population into the community and hinders the fulfilment of their human rights and fundamental […]