Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector
International portal

News Implementing the Right to Water – An Action Plan for Trade Unions / Poner en aplicación el derecho al agua/ Mise en oeuvre du droit à l'eau

Whether or not they voted for the two resolutions, every member nation of the United Nations is nowobligated to accept and recognize the human right to water and sanitation. Every member nationmust take necessary steps to ensure that everyone in their country has access to water and sanitationas soon as possible, compatible within the “progressive realization” framework that recognizes that somegovernments will need more time and assistance than others to meet these goals. And every membernation is required to prepare a National Plan of Action for the Realization of the Right to Water andSanitation and to report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on itsperformance in this area.

Contact information An Le Nouail - Marlière, Membre du Bureau, (CESE) Groupe 2 (Travailleurs) - France Sections NAT (Agriculture-Environnement /Observatoire du Développement durable) Section REX (Relations extérieures de l'UE /OMC / Euromed) 99, rue Belliard B-1040 BRUSSELS // David Boys Utilities and Pensions Officer Public Services International (email: ;
Phone: + 32-(0)495 52 09 69 _ + 33 1 48 18 81 28 // +33 4 50 40 11 65 mobile: +33 6 07 09 26 47 ; Fax: +33 4 50 40 73 20
News type Inbrief
File link
Source of information EESC
Keyword(s) right to water
Geographical coverage n/a
News date 03/10/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH , SPANISH