Arab League Advocates Rights-Based Approach to Water and Sanitation


Ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation for everyone in the Arab world was the focus of a meeting of Arab government officials and water, sanitation and health experts. Participants highlighted the importance of pursuing the Arab strategy for water security 2010-2030 set by the Arab Ministerial Water Council of the Arab League. The strategy advocates a human rights-based approach to water and sanitation in the Arab region where an estimated 50 million people have no access to basic water supply and 74 million lack access to sanitation services.