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Bolivia proposes declaring potable water a universal right

Democracy Now! reports today that, “Marking World Water Day, Bolivian President Evo Morales called on the United Nations to declare access to safe water a universal human right.”

Morales stated, “The United Nations, in its sixty-fifth session, should approve the following: declare access to potable water and basic sanitation a universal human right so that states and the UN move forward in respect to this right and use progressive national and international measures to universally apply it.”

More on Bolivia’s demand for the recognition of the human right to water at http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_sa/2010-03-23/306265251214.html.

The Democracy Now! report is at http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/23/headlines/bolivia_proposes_declaring_potable_water_a_universal_right.

To learn more about our international water campaign, please read the new Blue Planet Project blog by Anil Naidoo at http://www.blueplanetproject.net/blog/?p=12#more-12.