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1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

  “On the question of water, it’s not just a matter of missed economic opportunities, of entrenched social injustice and poverty; on the question of water, it’s quite simply a matter of life and death”, Michael Moller The 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind was launched in appropriate ...
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WaterLex and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

In November, The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) initiated an eight-month project entitled “Thematic Study on the Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation in ASEAN”. In South East Asia, the population has relatively good access to safe water and adequate sanitation, but only a few countries report ...
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HRWS workshop in Ouagadougou

Last week, November 13-15, WaterLex organised a seminar in Burkina Faso on The Realisation of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitatoin in West and Central Africa (La Réalisation des Droits de l’Homme à l’Eau et à l’Assainissement en Afrique Occidentale et Centrale). This regional workshop, designed and facilitated by ...
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Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Water Governance and Human Rights in India

On October 31st WaterLex held a workshop in Bhubaneswar, India on water governance and human rights. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) and the Odisha Human Rights Commission, furthering WaterLex’s work with FANSA whom WaterLex has partnered with over the last three years on the ...
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Summit Themes: Indigenous Peoples and Rural Areas

Indigenous peoples and people living in remote and rural areas face particular issues in accessing water and sanitation. Worldwide, indigenous peoples suffer disproportionally from marginalisation and human rights violations, including poor access to water and sanitation services. The lack of understanding, and acknowledgement, of indigenous peoples’ institutions and systems have ...
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Summit Themes: Women and Children

Women and children are disproportionately affected by a lack of access to water and sanitation. Having access to clean water and basic toilets is essential, especially to vulnerable groups as children. Without these basic needs children’s lives and development are at risk. Water- and sanitation-related diseases are a leading cause ...
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Summit Theme: Refugees and Migrants

The millions of migrants and refugees in transient accommodation create an environmental and humanitarian crisis. Migration can have a radical impact on access to water and sanitation services and presents significant practical challenges in ensuring that we are Leaving No One Behind. There is little compiled evidence on migrants’ access ...
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Announcing the new President of the WaterLex board

Pictured above, from left to right: Members of the board: François Münger, Vice President Yves Etienne, Cécile Molinier, Bacre Waly Ndiaye, President 2014-2018 Eibe Riedel, President 2018- Anders Johnsson, Director General Amanda Loeffen, and Dirk Hanshel.   After serving as President of the WaterLex Board since 2014, Professor Eibe Riedel has decided to step down as ...
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Article on the WaterLex Seminar in Honduras

  The seminar held by WaterLex in Honduras earlier this month was covered by Para Todos Por Siempre.
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WaterLex seminar in Honduras on SDG 6

Pictured above: Géraldine Gené, legal advisor at WaterLex, presenting during the seminar in Honduras. On Tuesday this week, WaterLex held a seminar in Honduras on “Los desafios de la implementación de los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento y el ods 6 en Honduras” (the challenges of implementing human rights ...
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The Right to Water in Humanitarian Situations

Pictured above: All the participants in the panel: Huda Abdullah, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Osman El Hajjé, Marie-Thérèse Pictet Althann and Hani Al-Aswadi. WaterLex participated in a panel at a side event organised by Ius Primi Viri International Association, at the United Nations on Wednesday 19th September. The event, titled “The Right to Water ...
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Third WaterLex WWW 2018 session: Refugees and Migrants

The third and final World Water Week session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”focused on the groups of Refugees and Migrants. This session, like the previous, were co-hosted by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB, as well as University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub, IOM and UNHCR. The main case studies ...
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