The Blue Planet Project congratulates the City of St.Gallen in Switzerland for becoming the latest community to join the Blue Communities Project. More than 300 people were present at the ceremony in St. Gallen on September 24 where city councillor Peter Jans unveiled the certificate announcing that St.Gallen had achieved the designation of Blue Community by:
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A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation.
To commemorate World Water Day on March 22, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Public Water for All," the first module of a new Water Justice Toolkit aimed at supporting frontline communities in their struggles against the corporate takeover of water.
Thanks to the collective efforts of water justice organizations from around the world, the "Public Water for All" toolkit includes:
The Blue Planet Project joined the Transnational Institute, the Municipal Services Project and other allies last week to submit recommendations for an upcoming report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation dealing with the issue of development cooperation.
Dec 4, Jakarta – As 2015, comes to an end, Indonesian water movements are at a critical moment in their history. A decade-long campaign came to fruition earlier this year, when Indonesian civil society groups won two major legal battles starting with the annulment of the corporate-friendly water law in February 2015, followed by an historic ruling by a Jakarta district court to terminate private contracts for the provision of water and sanitation services in Jakarta.
On this day five years ago, the United Nations formally recognized the human right to water and sanitation. Social movements who campaigned for it saw the human right to water and sanitation as a tool in the fight against a global water crisis.
As the city of Sao Paulo rapidly runs out of fresh water, an upcoming Brazilian documentary examines the underlying causes of the urgent water crisis in a country that is home to 12 per cent of the world’s freshwater supply.
This week in New York, UN member states are discussing implementation and review mechanisms for the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which will become the focus of the UN development agenda for the next 15 years. In its 2014 world investment report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) estimates the SDGs will require between $3.3tn and $4.5tn (£2.1-£2.9tn) a year to implement. Proponents of privatisation have used this funding gap to promote the case for greater private sector participation, particularly in the global south.
The following declaration was written by Korean and global water justice groups gathered at the Daegu Alternative Water Forum.
The 2015 World Water Forum is being held this week in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea. At a press conference in Daegu on April 12, the Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU) was joined by allies from around the world as they denounced the forum for cementing corporate water interests in the region.