Visit to Tajikistan

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, undertook an official visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of the Government from 4 to 12 August 2015. The Special Rapporteur presented the report on his visit at the thirty-third session of the Human Rights Council in 2016.

  • Media advisory announcing the visit “Tajikistan’s water reform, a key chance to prioritize safe drinking water and sanitation for rural areas – UN expert”
  • Statement at the conclusion of the visit (Tajik)
  • Press release at the conclusion of the visit “UN expert on right to safe drinking water and sanitation launches first mission to Tajikistan”
  • Country visit report (A/HRC/33/49/Add.2)

In the first half of 2018, the Special Rapporteur commenced the follow-up analysis of his visit to Tajikistan. As the initial stage of the follow-up analysis, the Special Rapporteur has undertaken a research on the recent developments related to his recommendations elaborated in the report (Preliminary analysis).

In order to collect further information, the Special Rapporteur sent a questionnaire to the Government (Questionnaire to the Government of Tajikistan). The Special Rapporteur thanks the Government of Tajikistan for its response (Response from the Government of Tajikistan).

In addition, the Special Rapporteur invites civil society to contribute to this follow-up analysis by submitting a written response to the questions. Please send the submission to by 15 September 2018 (Questionnaire to civil society and other stakeholders).

The Special Rapporteur will present his final analysis on the implementation of recommendation by the Governments of Tajikistan in the second half of 2018.