|The UNENGO «МАМА-86» held a number of round tables and seminars on the human rights for water and sanitation in regions of Ukraine|
|Monday, 14 November 2011 12:53|
In the framework of the campaign “Drinking water and sanitation” the UNENGO «МАМА-86» held a number of round tables and seminars on human rights for water and sanitation in 2011.
In July, 2010 the General Assembly of the UNO adopted a resolution 64/292, which proclaimed the right for safe water and sanitation among the basic human rights, which has an important significance for normal life and ensuring other rights. In September 2010 the Human Rights Council of the UNO in its resolution 15/9 approved that the right for safe drinking water на and sanitation is an integral part of the right for an adequate standard of living.
The main principles of providing this right include providing physical and quantitative access, quality and safety of water supply and wastewater, economic availability of these services, taking into account physical features and cultural traditions. The educational activities and round tables held by the network of the UNE NGO “MAMA-86” since April, 2011 were dedicated to the issues of providing water and sanitation to Ukrainians and the problems of the quality of these services and their economic availability to different social classes. The round tables took place in 10 cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Kirovograd, Nova Kahovka, Feodosiya, Mykoliv, Yaremche, Poltava, Artemivsk, Sevastopil, and Nizhyn. The events were supported by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in the framework of the campaign “Water, sanitation, hygiene for all people in the world”. Over 300 participants took part in the events.