Take Action Publications Press Room About Public Citizen Public Citizen Divisions Home
Promoting a sustainable energy future

JOIN US! |Take Action | Publications | About Energy Program | Contact Us
Search

For Keyword(s)
advanced search

Email Signup

Sign up for our free activist updates.

United Nations and the Right to Water

NEW read WHY WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL WATER CONVENTION pdf document [85.0 KB]

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted the human right to water on November 26, 2002. Public Citizen has pushed for the adoption by the United Nations - the Economic, Social and Cultural Committee now has to introduce this decision to international legislation in order to enforce the right.  Similar language needs to be introduced to the wider United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - organizations that have all moved against introducing this right and instead focused on privatization and cost-recovery, thereby undermining the right to water.

In the News:
2005
Aug. 14: Filipino water activists challenge UN to denounce privatization 

    » cmep | Water | humanright | un


Because Public Citizen does not accept funds from corporations, professional associations or government agencies, we can remain independent and follow the truth wherever it may lead. But that means we depend on the generosity of concerned citizens like you for the resources to fight on behalf of the public interest. If you would like to help us in our fight, click here.


Publications
Join | Contact PC | Contribute | Site Map | Careers/Internships| Privacy Statement