Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation is the focus of a report of the UN expert on water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque.
The UN expert on water and sanitation calls for explicit references to the human right to water and sanitation in the outcome document from the Rio + 20 Conference.
On the occasion of Rio+20, the UN Human Rights Office launches a social media campaign inviting people to speak up for human rights in “The Future We Want.”
Civil society and UN experts call for an inclusive, just and equitable outcome at the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
About 2.6 billion people live without proper sanitation. Over 1.1 billion people have no sanitation facilities at all. This adversely affects women and girls.
The UN Human Rights Council takes a decision which gives legal standing to the right to water and sanitation
The international community is urged to redouble its resolve to strengthen equality in education and ensure equal access to school for both boys and girls.