Washington, D.C.–“It is an amazing and surprising victory for water justice today with the UN General Assembly passing the resolution recognizing the human right to water and sanitation.
“122 states voted for the resolution. 41 states—including the U.S.—abstained from the resolution. No state voted against it.
“Our network of allies has been fighting for over 10 years towards achieving a legally binding recognition of the human right to water at the UN. While this is a non-binding resolution, it is a crucial first step to providing clean water and sanitation to all.”
Contact: Darcey Rakestraw, 202-683-2467; drakestraw (at) fwwatch.org
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.