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WIN! United Nations passes right to water resolution

At about 11:00 am EST this morning, the United Nations General Assembly voted to recognize the right to water and sanitation.

The resolution passed overwhelmingly. The unofficial vote count was 122 yes, 41 abstentions, 0 no.

Canada abstained.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, Blue Planet Project organizer Anil Naidoo, and national water campaigner Meera Karunananthan were at the General Assembly session for the historic vote.

More on this to come shortly. For more information, further analysis, and the text of the resolution – plus photos from today – please go to www.canadians.org.

MEDIA: Council of Canadians celebrates UN General Assembly recognition of human right to water, The Council of Canadians, July 28, 2010