Call for input to 2022 reports: indigenous peoples and people living in rural areas

16 December, 2021

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr Pedro Arrojo Agudo, has issued call for input to inform two reports:

  • The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of indigenous peoples: state of affairs and lessons from ancestral cultures, to the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in September 2022; and
  • The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of people living in impoverished rural areas, to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in October 2022.

The reports will highlight the situation of people living in impoverished rural areas and indigenous peoples, whose patterns of life are more closely linked to nature, territory and community values, and whose necessities for a dignified life are mostly not bought, but provided by nature or the community.

State and non-State actors are invited to contribute by 31 December 2021. Questionnaires and full details are here.