Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

The human rights to water & sanitation

Having access to safe drinking water and sanitation is central to living a life in dignity and upholding human rights. Yet billions of people still do not enjoy these fundamental rights.

The rights to water and sanitation require an explicit focus on the most disadvantaged and marginalized, as well as an emphasis on participation, empowerment, accountability and transparency. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation was established to examine these crucial issues and provide recommendations to Governments, to the United Nations and other stakeholders.

Léo Heller, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water & sanitation recently launch a series of videos on the human rights to water and sanitation.

The videos are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese: