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Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

 

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.

Complete handbook

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.

Learning from the governance and transparency programme in South Asia

FANSA have produced a series of case studies to share their learning from a five-year governance and transparency programme undertaken by FAN Global and WaterAid to improve the accountability and responsiveness of duty bearers to ensure equitable and sustainable WASH services for the poorest and most marginalised.

World Toilet Day 2013 in South Asia

Rally during 19th November 2013 on Wordl Toilet Day

On 19th November 2013, the independent sovereign India is the Global Capital of open defecation with more than half of its 1200+ million people defecating in the open every day. The political independence has not brought any significant change to this reality.

Translating the spirit of SACOSAN V into action

FANSA Communication Coordinator Prakash Amatya interviews FANSA Convenor Ramisetty Murali on his reflections of SACOSAN V.

Spirit of Kathmandu declaration on track but it's time for action

Closing plenary

Press release: 25 October 2013


Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) welcomes the spirit of the Kathmandu Declaration but urges commitments made by South Asian governments are realised to ensure accelerated and sustainable progress on sanitation and hygiene.

Coming together is the beginning

FAN Nepal Convenor Lajana Manandhar raised grassroots voices at the SACOSAN V public launch in Bhaktapur on 21 October.

Ensure universal access to improved toilets and end open defecation in South Asia by 2020

Press release: 21 October 2013

 

Grassroots activists call on South Asian governments to end the sanitation crisis, starting with those most in need
As the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN V, 22-24 October 2013) kicks off in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading civil society groups called on their governments to recognize the urgency of the South Asian sanitation crisis and set robust plans to achieve universal access to improved sanitation toilets and ending open defecation by 2020.

Follow FANSA at SACOSAN V

The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation kicked off in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 22 October. Find out about FANSA's involvement and activities to raise the voice of the grassroots to influence decision makers at the conference.

Shamim Arfeen receives honourary mention at Stockholm World Water Week

Shamim Arfeen receives honourable mention at Stockholm World Water Week

FANSA member Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director of AOSED, received an honoury mention for his digital poster at Stockholm World Water Week.