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One third of the rural population in Latin America lacks basic sanitation

According to the World Bank, 33% of the rural population in Latin America and the Caribbean doesn’t have basic sanitation services. The reports, covering 19 countries in the region, will be presented on the 3rd Latin American Sanitation Conference LatinoSan 2013.

Civil society responds to African Union meeting ban on public participation

Civil society have responded to the Africa Union's restriction of public engagement in its next meeting which they believe is contrary to the underpinning principles of the organisation. Read the full statement here.

Response to the UN post MDG water paper

Together with End Water Poverty and WASH United, FAN Global has responded to the UN water consultation report, suggesting room for improvement around governance and accountability, gender, targeting of aid and sector budgets, inequalities and rights.

Lawyers join hands to promote WASH

lawyer's meeting FANSA Pakistan

FANSA Pakistan nominated WASH advocate Farzana Bhatti has championed the influence of young lawyers in Pakistan in the first ever initiative to harness the influence of lawyers for better water and sanitation provision.

Open letter to the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 development agenda

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Read FAN Global consortium members' open letter to the High Level Panel calling for water to be a distinct goal in the post-2015 development framework. 

World Water Day 2013 photo highlights

22 March 2013 was World Water Day and many members used the day to carry out advocacy to tackle the world's water and sanitation crisis. See just a small selection of their photo highlights.

SAARC Secretary General applauded Citizens’ Charter

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Thousands of citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka created a momentous day in the history of the South Asia region to launch regional Sanitation campaign in South Asia. The campaign is calling on all South Asian governments, donors and citizens to join hands to tackle collectively the sanitation challenge in the region by increasing finances, targeting the resources towards poor and excluded people and groups to reduce service gap.

Water is central to sustainable development

Beyond 2015 position paper on water

The Beyond 2015 campaign coalition's position paper on water - which was jointly coordinated by FAN Global, WASH United and EWP - has been released highlighting the central role of water to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Launch of new World Walks for Water and Sanitation video marks a month until World Water Day!

Be a part of a global movement

A month tomorrow, on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, hundreds of thousands of people across the world including many FAN members will join together and take action to call for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.

 

Over 1 million signatures gets water and sanitation rights onto European political agenda

Water is a human right

In February 2013, over a million signatures were collected in support of the rights to water and sanitation surpassing the 1 million minimum target required by the European Commission for getting the issue onto the European political agenda.