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The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

The UN expert on water and sanitation calls for explicit references to the human right to water and sanitation in the outcome document from the Rio + 20 Conference.
A call to protect indigenous communities from waste producing industries

A call to protect indigenous communities from waste producing industries

Toxic waste from mining activities and nuclear testing can contaminate the land and water of communities for decades. Serious health effects and pollution interrupt traditional ways of life, according to reports from two UN experts.
Rio+20 and human rights on social media: “The Future We Want”

Rio+20 and human rights on social media: “The Future We Want”

On the occasion of Rio+20, the UN Human Rights Office launches a social media campaign inviting people to speak up for human rights in “The Future We Want.”
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