Human Right to Water

Human Right to Water

Human Right to Water

The Temple of Understanding promotes the human right to water through collaborative efforts at the UN. We are a member of the Mining Working Group, and through them we work with the Blue Planet Project that advocates around the globe for water rights. The Blue Planet...

Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People

Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People

The Temple of Understanding’s Executive Director Alison Van Dyk and Representative to the United Nations Grove Harris were honored to be invited to participate in the Green Attica Symposium. The symposium brought together 200 diverse thought leaders, including theologians, scientists, political and business leaders, activists, and journalists from around the globe.

New Water Justice Guides

New Water Justice Guides

The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights  to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and the environment.

Women, Water, and Wellbeing, 3/22/16

Women, Water, and Wellbeing, 3/22/16

This interactive dialogue will address the intersection of the human right to water and sanitation and water justice for women.

TOU at the United Nations: 2015 and Beyond

TOU at the United Nations: 2015 and Beyond

In August, four representatives of the Temple of Understanding will attend this year’s NGO/DPI conference. The theme is 2015 and Beyond, and the outcome document will feed into the UN’s sustainable development goals process.

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s plenary address to the International Civil Society Conference on nuclear
abolition, sustainable development, and human rights was attended by some 1,200 disarmament
activists from around the world.

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