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Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

 

Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.

Complete handbook

Workshop on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration in Latin America - September 9 , 9:00 am San José, Costa Rica

Today September 9, at 9:00 am (Costa Rica time) a  training workshop and good practices on the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration organized by ECLAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica will be held. Vanessa Dubois from FANCA will be participating in the panel on access to information at 11:30 am; and Jorge Mora from ARA will be talking in the citizen participation panel at 2:30 pm.

 

You can watch the workshop online:

 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/principio-10-de-la-declaraci%C3%B3n-de-r%C3%ADo-sobre-el-medio-ambiente-y-el-desarrollo-en-am%C3%A9rica-latina-y-el-caribe

Third School Reciprocal Agreements for Water (ARA) as a means to preserve environmental functions of forests and increase the income of the people - FANAS

 

 

 

 From 11 to 16 August the 3rd meeting related to  Reciprocal Agreements for Water (ARA), the program is executed in Bolivia and within its 30 municipalities, having a growing demand to drive ARA was performed for multiple environmental functions inside and outside the country. thought that more cost-effective model for expanding ARA and scale of our operations is not do it ourselves, but is to teach other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous organizations, municipalities and governments on how to implement the model in their territories. 

 

More information clic here

FANMex participates in the World Water Week - Stockholm, Sweden

 

From August 31 to September 5, Stockholm Sweden will host the World Water Week and FANMex will be there.

Honduran communities put up resistance- FANCA

 

Honduran social organizations complain that their country is now a mixture of two realities: The government speaks of Honduras without violence that meets national and international standards, human rights are respected and there are only some isolated protests that do not reflect the real popular feeling, and that activists are involved in drug smuggling or trying to destabilize the country. Most of pro-government media outlets support that version.

Towards a new water law - Mexico

Mexico. Freshwater Action Network Mexico, Greenpeace and the Coalition of mexican organizations for the Right to Water [COMDA]  held a forum at the Senate on the human right to water and sanitation in indigenous communities.

Water for Schools Delta of Buenos Aire, Argentina - An initiative of the municipality of Tigre and Civil Society-

July 2014 The following note appears as a FANAS project  and the International  Institute for Environment and Development IIED- America Latina -  in the framework of communication and dissemination of the activities of the  Action for Water network in South America.

Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda

 

Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General is launching a global campaign to end open defecation

On Wednesday 28th May the UN Deputy Secretary General will be launching a new campaign to end open defecation. If you are interested you will be able to watch the launch event live on the internet through this link: http://webtv.un.org/