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.
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.