Commitment to Water & Sanitation in Post-2015 Development Agenda

Fetching Water, Riverbank, Sunderbans National Park Flickr photo by Judith (CC BY-NC 2.0)

On Sunday, 2 August 2015, United Nations Member States unanimously agreed on the final text that will be adopted by Heads of State at the UN Summit to adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda in late September.

FI, together with the NGO Mining Working Group and the Blue Planet Project celebrate the pledge made by Member States to “A world where we reaffirm our commitments regarding the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation […]” in paragraph 7 of the final text.

This recognition of the human right to water and sanitation in Post-2015 Development Agenda is the result of unrelenting efforts by civil society groups over the past two and a half years during the Open Working Group and Intergovernmental negotiation processes, including a global petition signed by 621 organizations worldwide to name this human right in the document. This call was also carried forward by key Member States who championed the cause within the intergovernmental discussions.

Read the entire press release here.

 

Photo Credit: © Gustave Deghilage