Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

New thematic report on access to water and sanitation outside the household

From 9 to 13 September 2019, the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council will be held in Geneva. During the Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation will present a new thematic report.
The report titled “human rights to water and sanitation in spheres of life beyond the household with an emphasis on public space” examines the status and the impact of the inadequate access to water and sanitation in spheres of life such as schools, health institutions, detentions centres and workplace. Particularly it address impacts on those living in homelessness and informal street workers, as well LGBTI persons, older persons, women, children and persons with disabilities that need services in public spaces, but also look at the regulation, accountability and monitoring mechanisms of access to water and sanitation in those spaces.