News from South Asia
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.
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.
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.
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.
FANSA Communication Coordinator Prakash Amatya interviews FANSA Convenor Ramisetty Murali on his reflections of SACOSAN V.
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.
FAN Nepal Convenor Lajana Manandhar raised grassroots voices at the SACOSAN V public launch in Bhaktapur on 21 October.
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.
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.
FANSA member Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director of AOSED, received an honoury mention for his digital poster at Stockholm World Water Week.