Tag: WASH

Leer en español The human right to water was introduced in the Mexican constitution in February 2012. A key step in its implementation was guaranteed on 1st July this year, when the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) decreed that everyone will have an allocation of at least 100 litres per day of drinkable water. Today’s government […]

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Protocol on water and health learns about Leaving No One Behind

WaterLex and OHCHR took the opportunity to share learnings from the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind at the UNECE 11th Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health.  Rio Hada, OHCHR, introduced the relevant chapters from this year’s World Water Development Report on Leaving No One Behind, launched on World Water […]

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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 access levels of over 85%. […]

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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 of death among young children. […]

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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 to water and sanitation during […]

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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 to water and sanitation and […]

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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 in Humanitarian Situations”, discussed the […]

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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 included South Sudanese refugee Maiwen […]

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  In a series of three sessions, WaterLex hosted events together with OHCHR and IDB, as well as Caritas, WfWp and GIZ, on the topic of “Protecting Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights” during World Water Week. Each session focused on a particular group. The first session was on Women and Children. It was well attended, […]

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