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Bolivia Asks UN to Declare Water a Human Right

LA PAZ - Bolivia's Ambassador to the United Nations Organization (UN) Pablo Solon formally requested that entity to declare water an irrevocable human right, national press stated.

The state-own Agencia Bolivana de Noticias (a news agency in Bolivia with local news and events) duplicated the letter sent by the diplomat to the UN in which reminds that at this time a draft is submitted for further analysis for presentation to the head of the organization.

The draft will be discussed by the Member States next weeks and the final text will be presented by the General Assembly President by the end of July of the current year.

It is the first time is requested to the General Assembly to address the issue of water and sanitation, which is not in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

The fact that the water is not an obligatory human right has permitted water policy decisions passed from the UN to other institutions which do not respond to Member States and do not follow its decisions.

According to Solon, it is important that the majority of the Member States to support this resolution and to be approved in the plain language in which it was drafted.

The Bolivian proposal appears in the memorandum letter of the First World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that took place last April in Cochabamba.

This issue is related to the life of millions of people. The world in general wants a clear signal that water is a matter of high priority.

According to Los Tiempos newspaper the letter recalls that when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 was written, nobody could foresee the day on which the water would be an area of difficulty.

However in 2010 is not exaggerated to say that the lack of access to clean water is the greatest violation of human rights in the world, the letter says.

According to official records offered by the Ambassador lack of access to drinkable water and sanitation services kills a child every eight seconds, the highest death rate on the planet.

Last, it states that every time is higher the need to recognize this right because by 2030 the global demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent
 
 
 
 
 
 

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