How is the Right to Water and Sanitation defined?
Green Cross supported the drive for safe-drinking water and sanitation to be recognized as a Human Right in 2010. Now our focus is on urging governments to realize the Right for their people. This means legislating to enshrine this Right in national law and implementing policies to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
We are committed to helping ensure all nations recognise access to clean water and sanitation as a basic Human Right. Green Cross, under the leadership of Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev, has been advocating for this Right since Bolivia first raised the idea several years before it came into force.
Our work includes raising national and global awareness on the Right, ensuring it is incorporated in national legislations and implemented. Green Cross National Organizations educate officials on the Right in their respective countries. Today the work continues to ensure that the right to water is further recognized, defined and fulfilled.