News from Central America
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 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:
San José, Costa Rica. Following the approval in first debate of the Law for Integrated Water Resource Management, onMarch 31st, the Constitutional Court moved to constitutional study.
Honduran social organizations complain that their country is now a mixture of two realities: The government speaks of Honduras without violence that meets national and international standards, human rights are respected and there are only some isolated protests that do not reflect the real popular feeling, and that activists are involved in drug smuggling or trying to destabilize the country. Most of pro-government media outlets support that version.
Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda
Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.
In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.