Fulfilling the human rights to water and sanitation as a transformative pathway for the SDGs and fundamental to COVID-19 response
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)
Co-hosted by: The Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York, The Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York
Organized by: WaterAid, End Water Poverty, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), NGO Mining Working Group at the UN, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
2020 marks the ten-year anniversary of water and sanitation as universal human rights and begins the SDGs Decade of Action. As COVID-19 devastates public health and the global economy, human rights can inspire action towards universal access to water and sanitation as a pathway to sustainable development. This event will bring together civil society and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation to spotlight rights-based advocacy in Zambia, Nigeria, and the Americas, celebrating a decade of recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation and inspiring transformative action for the SDGs.