FIAN International joins the sign-on call to ensure the right to water and sanitation is not neglected in the sustainable development agenda.
Water, like food and land, is a human right crucial for life and a public good, that must not be misunderstood as a commodity. Empathizing that all peoples, disregarding age, gender and status, are entitled to it as a part of a common heritage, FIAN International is advocating for including the human right to water and sanitation in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Agenda.
With the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Agenda well underway, UN Member States are currently giving their input to the Declaration. While the document is to be adopted next September, and the zero-draft will be released already next month, FIAN International, together with other organizations across the world, has signed on to the sign-on call calling on policy-makers to ensure the right to water and sanitation is not neglected in the final Declaration.
FIAN International stresses that the human right to water and sanitation is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity, and calls on human rights’ supporters to engage in the cause.