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OHCHR and the right to water and sanitation

Eliminating discrimination and inequalities in access to water and sanitation

Handbook on the realization of the rights to water and sanitation

Fact Sheet No. 35
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Frequently Asked Questions on the rights to water and sanitation
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"On the Right Track": Good practices in realising the rights to water and sanitation
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  Legal Obligations with Tangible Benefits on the rights to water and sanitation
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Third party reports

World Water Development Report 2019: The United Nations World Water Development Report launched 19 March 2019 during the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and in conjunction to the World Water Day, demonstrates how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to addressing various social and economic inequities, such that ‘no one is left behind’ when it comes to enjoying the multiple benefits and opportunities that water provides.

UNDP, Human Development Report 2006, Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis: In a world of unprecedented wealth, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and young girls are forced to spend hours collecting and carrying water, restricting their opportunities and their choices. And water-borne infectious diseases are holding back poverty reduction and economic growth in some of the world’s poorest countries.