VIVAT International joins 621 civil society organizations from 90 countries in advocating for the human right to safe drinking water to be explicitly named in the post-2015 Declaration. More then 60 VIVAT international members, associates and collaborators representing billions of people globally responded the call to support a Joint Letter to United Nations (UN) Member States urging them to include this fundamental right in the Declaration.
The UN General Assembly recognized the HRTWS as a human right in 2010. Yet 40% of the world’s population lacks access to adequate sanitation and a quarter of the population that lacks access to clean drinking water. The Post 2015 Development! Agenda presents an important opportunity to fulfill the commitments made by member states in 2010.
You can access the letter and full list of signatories in 4 languages English, Spanish, Portuguese and French HERE
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