Thanks to joint advocacy efforts and the support of champion Member States, the human right to water was included in the Chapeau of the outcome document of the Open Working Group. Your support of this SDG campaign to include the Human Right to Water and Sanitation made the difference. Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Agenda are well underway. UN Member States are currently giving input to the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This will be the document of political aspiration that will be adopted by Heads of State at the United Nations Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September.
It is essential for the human right to water and sanitation to be included in the Declaration, and the time is now to reignite our campaign to make this clear to governments.
It is anticipated that the zero-draft of the Declaration to the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be released next month. As governments voice their input to this draft, we call on you to:
1. Sign-on to our letter by May 1 at : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ids-a8jK-DjrLbZGQggowGaxv1AoRdTY-A8G8FiQrns/viewform?c=0&w=1
2. Send a copy of the letter to your national government representatives
3. Engage in the social media campaign! Connect on Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O and Twitter: @HRtoH2O
Right2water team in support of Post-2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers.
The European Citizen Initiative Water is a Human Right was initiated and is coordinated by the European Public Services Union (EPSU), with 9 NGOs including EAPN. The campaign is also supported by many other organisations. See which ones here.
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20/04/2015 – EPSU and the European Water Movements organised an action on World Water Day. The internal TV station of the European Parliament put some tough questions to the Hungarian MEP Gyorgy Schopflin, currently involved in reporting on the usefulness of the instrument of the ECI. In response to the lack of ambition of the European Commission, he agrees that the European Commission has been dithering and should have taken action Read more on Right2Water website