Recognition of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the UN

The 3rd Commission of the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations made history yesterday by overwhelmingly adopting a resolution proclaiming the Human Right to Safe drinking Water and Sanitation. Presented by Bolivia and 33 other states, the resolution received 122 votes in favour with no votes against and 41 abstentions.

Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross International (GCI) said “the actions and voices of millions of citizens have brought the global movement for the right to water this far. I hope that more people will join us to help bring us closer to the ultimate goal — a world where everyone’s right to safe water and sanitation is not just recognized but is also fulfilled.”