CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNGA RESOLUTION

ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION:

A campaign by

the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation


 

“I am very grateful to be able to celebrate 10 years of work and advocacy for the human rights to water and sanitation. Together with several partners, the campaign will shine a light on the progress that has been made since 2010 towards the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation.”
Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation




The 2020 Campaign


Throughout 2020, the Special Rapporteur is organizing the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the General Assembly resolution 64/292, recognizing human rights to water and sanitation. Among others, he will be sharing friendly versions of the reports he has produced as Special Rapporteur, as well as their original content in the form of shareable media, blog posts and videos, to promote the human rights to water and sanitation.

Follow the campaign on the Special Rapporteur's twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

If you would like to join the campaign by posting on social media, please use our hashtags: #mywatsanmyrights #HRWASH2020

For further questions on the campaign, please contact srwatsan@ohchr.org

Campaign schedule


Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur’s report on different levels and types of services (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur’s report

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur (introducing the report) at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in October 2015
Twitter threads: EN, ES, FR
Instagram: @unsrwatsan
Facebook.com/srwatsan
Youtube video summarizing the report
Inslides on SlideShare: EN, ES, FR
Blog post: Assessing types of water, sanitation and hygiene services through a human rights lens
Quiz on different levels and types of water and sanitation services through human rights lens
Interview with the Permanent Mission of Spain
Timeline of the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation (EN, FR, SP)

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on service regulation (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report

Leaflet – Tools for transformation: Service Regulation (EN, FR, ES)

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2017

Twitter threads: EN, ES, FR
Instagram: @unsrwatsan
Facebook.com/srwatsan
Youtube video summarizing the report
SlideShare: EN, ES, FR

Blog post: Assessing water and sanitation services regulation through a human rights lens
Quiz: the human rights to water and sanitation & service regulation

Webinar: Regulating the WASH sector from a human rights lens (13 February 2020, 3 p.m. CET)

See the video of the webinar

Follow the post-webinar discussion

Interview with the Permanent Mission of Germany
The normative content of the human rights to water and sanitation: Explanations and Guiding Questions (EN, FR, ES)

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on gender equality (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report.

Leaflet - Tools for transformation: Gender equality in the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation ( EN, FR, ES)

Statement made by the Special at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in 2016

Special focus on menstrual hygiene and the human rights to water and sanitation (EN, FR, ES)
Special focus on gender identity and the human rights to water and sanitation (EN, FR, ES)
Twitter threads: ENESFR
Instagram: @unsrwatsan
Facebook.com/srwatsan
Youtube video summarizing the report: EN, ES, FR
SlideShare: ENES FR
Quiz: gender equality and the human rights to water and sanitation
Interview with Simavi

See also, Simavi celebrates the 10th anniversary of the human rights to water and sanitation

World Water Day celebrations

Video 1. Climate change: impact on the human rights to water and sanitation

Video 2. Climate change: how can we prepare?

Video 3. Climate change: what guidelines for water and sanitation?

Video: COVID19 and handwashing

English Spanish French

Video COVID19 and adequate sanitation

English French  Spanish 

Video COVID19, gender and water

English | French | Spanish 

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on spheres of life beyond the household (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on affordability (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report.

Leaflet - Tools for transformation: Affordability of services for all EN FR ES

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on development cooperation (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's first report and second report on Development Cooperation. 

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in 2016

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in 2017

Funder briefs: France, Japan, World Bank, IDB, European Union, UNICEF

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on megaprojects (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on forcibly displaced persons (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report.

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in 2018.

Friendly version of the Special Rapporteur's report on accountability (EN, FR, ES)

Official version of the Special Rapporteur's report.

Statement made by the Special Rapporteur (introducing the report) at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in 2018

Accountability in infographics

Forthcoming to be presented to the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in September 2020

Forthcoming to be presented to the 75th session of the General Assembly in 2020

Forthcoming to be presented to the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in September 2020

Background

  • 2020 marks the tenth year since the UN General Assembly adopted resolution explicitly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation

In 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights”. Subsequently, the Human Rights Council, in September 2010, affirmed this recognition and clarified that the right is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living (HRC res 15/9).

  • 2020 is also the last year of the current Special Rapporteur’s mandate.

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation was initially established by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2008 and appointed Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque as the first Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation. In 2014, the Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Léo Heller as the second Special Rapporteur. His second term will finish in November 2020.

  • HRC calls for campaign celebrating the 10-year anniversary

At its 42nd session in September, the Human Rights Council passed a resolution requesting the Special Rapporteur to conduct a campaign celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the UNGA and HRC resolutions on the human right to water and sanitation.