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2 years since adoption of the human right to water – Implement it
(6 August 2012) Against the opposition of several European governments and the European Commission the UN General Assembly declared water and sanitation a basic human right in July 2010. It was an important achievement for several governments and a broad coalition of organisations including EPSU http://www.epsu.org/a/7463 and PSI.
The human right to water was confirmed in Rio+20 but two years have passed and too little is happening.
A group of international water activists has now called on the UN governments to speed up the implementation and take concrete steps. To read these organisations press release: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/human-right-to-water-and-sanitation-remains-a-political-mirage/