Taking time machine back to 2014: What could have been done differently?

26 October, 2020

In 2014, the Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Léo Heller as the second Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. After six years, his second term will finish in 30 October 2020.

As the last official event, the Special Rapporteur is organizing an event to take stock of the six years of his mandate. In order to compile lessons learned and insights gained, he consulted relevant stakeholders through and online survey which included the below questions. The Special Rapporteur invites several representatives to share their perspectives on the chapeau question: “what could have been done differently?”

  1. What challenges have emerged during the past 6 years in relation to the realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, and what are the lessons learned?
  2. What stakeholders have shown support to the realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation?
  3. What stakeholders have shown hindrance to the realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation?
  4. What types of political and geographical situations have shown to be most challenging to the realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation?
  5. How could the links between the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and the SDG6 have been further strengthened?
  6. How could the links between the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and other Special Procedures have been further strengthened?
  7. How could the links between the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and the CESCR/UPR and other human rights monitoring mechanisms have been further strengthened?
  8. How could the links between the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and other mechanisms (such as UNICEF/WHO JMP, HLPF, among others) or themes have been further strengthened?

 

The event will take place on 27 October 2020, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CEST.