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Maude Barlow – Water is a right. So why are so many without it?

It’s within the power of the world’s governments to fulfil the United Nations goal of water for all. It’s just a matter of priorities.

On July 28, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the human rights to clean drinking water and sanitation as “essential for the full enjoyment of the right to life.” Two months later, the UN Human Rights Council laid out the obligations these new rights conferred on governments around the world.

With these actions, the UN affirmed that no one should have to watch their children die because they do not have enough money to buy clean water, and humanity took an evolutionary step forward.