Did you know that water is an officially recognised human right?
Resolution 64/292 was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 28th July 2010. Reading it you may or may not be surprised/shocked by the preamble's long list of previous resolutions.
Two years' later 6th World Water Forum took place in Marseilles. 20,000+ participants gathered to discuss the A – Z of water with special reference to 'Time for solutions'.
In his article Glen Pearce Oroz asked:
''From the World Water Forum: Water is a Human Right... Now what?
Next year the Republic of Korea is going to host 7th World Water Forum. This time the organisers hope to gather more than 35,000 participants.
The people of Kalima are still waiting for their UN acknowledged human right to safe drinking water. Peasant Solidarity has the technical know-how to provide a solution that would give them this right. All they need is financial assistance so they can put their plan into action.
How much does it cost to send 35,000 people to an international congress? Although I might as well ask: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? However I do have a sneaking suspicion that just a tiny fraction of the cost would give them something we take for granted:
Safe drinking water.
Until governments and international organisations get their act together desperate people will have no other option than to beg for help.
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