The Freshwater Action Network (FAN) says there is talk of removing sanitation from a United Nations draft resolution on the human right to water and sanitation. Bolivia submitted the resolution that was due to be discussed on 7 July 2010.
[T]hroughout the negotiations there has been talk of removing sanitation and focusing only on water. This would mean that the United Nations deliberately decided not to acknowledge sanitation as a human right.
FAN says the text of the resolution will by finalised by mid-July 2010.
FAN called on its network members to ask their government representatives to lobby at the UN to ensure that sanitation was not removed from the draft resolution.
Read the full blog post by FAN’s Advocacy Action and Learning Officer Kolleen Bouchane (06 Jul 2010).