FAN members have been active in the elaboration of Post 2015 agenda. Particularly calling for a water and sanitation specific goal, and we got it. Today, it is crutial to participate in the elaboration of the indicators for such a goal. It depends on the indicators if this goal if we can actually make a difference in improving the quality of people's life and not only statistics. We call all FAN members and other water NGO to participate in this consultation before september 7th. If you want to exchange information on the indicators, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org FANMex coordinator.
Freshwater Action Network Mexico intervention in the stocktaking meeting for the post 2015 development agenda negotiations
26.jan.15 Nathalie Seguin, coordinator for the Freshwater Action Network Mexico was appointed for dialogue between delegations and Mayor Groups. Nathalie spoke on behalf of the Freshwater Action Network, advocating for human rights on specific goal of water but also human right based approach in all set of goals and prioritization of water for life, environments and food.
20/01/15 On january 16th took part the Stakeholders preparatory forum for the Post 2015 development Agenda negotiations, where representatives of different delegations were present and established a dialogue with different civil societies representatives. Please find the summary with the core debate and recommendations made.
15.Jan. 15 The 2015 is a key year for the planet to get back on track. Three important meetings will be held : Financing for Development Summit in Ethiopia in July, followed by the Post-2015 Summit in New York (September); and the COP 21 in December based in Paris.
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development refers to the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. Recently was held a workshop on best practices for its implementation, so that they can be replicated in all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
16.oct.14 It is clear that the long- term solution to climate change lies in weaning the global economy off fossil fuels and onto a cleaner and more sustainable energy pathway in every country. But it is also clear that climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe and that, in the short term, the world´s poorest and most vulnerable people need urgent support.
16.oct.14 The development of hydraulic fracturing will have major consequences for the environment, society and energy sustainability in Latin America. Under the World Day Against Fracking (Global Frackdown), organizations of Latin American civil society warn about irreversible impacts that exploitation of unconventional oil through fracking is going to cause in the environment and society.
Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.
Workshop on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration in Latin America - September 9 , 9:00 am San José, Costa Rica
Today September 9, at 9:00 am (Costa Rica time) a training workshop and good practices on the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration organized by ECLAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica will be held. Vanessa Dubois from FANCA will be participating in the panel on access to information at 11:30 am; and Jorge Mora from ARA will be talking in the citizen participation panel at 2:30 pm.
You can watch the workshop online: