UN Human Rights Chief Urges Governments to End Discrimination in Water and Sanitation Access

27 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW YORK, NY, United States

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on governments around the world to acknowledge safe drinking water and sanitation as human rights, in order to prevent discrimination and inequality in accessing these services.In a new policy brief, "Eliminating Discrimination and Inequalities in Access to Water and Sanitation," released this week, Hussein warned that until water and sanitation are acknowledged as basic rights, “there will be no accountability for the deprivation and denial suffered by millions, and no meaningful progress in international efforts to expand safe access...

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