Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Action Alert: UN voting 7/28 on Right to Water--US is watering down the resolution

Call Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., today!

An historic UN General Assembly resolution titled "The Human Right to Water and Sanitation" has been officially tabled by at least 23 co-sponsoring member states and the government of Bolivia. The United States is not yet co-sponsoring.

The date set for UN member states to consider this resolution is Wednesday, July 28th.
We need this resolution to pass with a strong majority so we need to act quickly and collectively!

Calls are needed this week, the International Week of Action on the Right to Water and Sanitation. The UN must hear our calls from around the world.

Call the U.S. Delegation’s Opinion & Comment line: 212-415-4062 and leave a message for Ambassador Rice.

Tell her that the right to safe drinking water and sanitation is fundamental to human rights and to the health of every person on the planet. Yet 1.2 billion people are without access to clean water and 2.6 billion are without access to basic sanitation. Climate change will make the global water crisis far worse. Passing this resolution is a critical step toward making access to water and sanitation recognized as a fundamental human right by the UN.

For current text of the Resolution and more details see www.blueplanetproject.net/RightToWater.

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