Human Right to Water
The Temple of Understanding is proud of our work at the United Nations towards including the language of human rights in SDG 6, to protect our right to clean water and sanitation through the human rights framework and body of treaties. And then we carry on towards fulfillment of this sustainable development goal for everyone. Of course, protecting water is also part of eco-justice work, is essential for food sovereignty, and is particularly important for realizing SDG 5, on the rights of women and girls. Without access to clean water and sanitation, many girls drop out of school. Water is essential and water is sacred.
On May 7th, 621 organizations collectively representing billions of people globally issued a joint letter to United Nations Member States urging them to include the fundamental right to water and sanitation in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
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.
This solution-oriented session covers transformed paradigms as well as pragmatic solutions and applications, including local growing, permaculture, safe seeds and closing the circle.
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.