Alternative World Water Forum

The water chapter of the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), A Budget for the Rest of Us, calls for the federal government to carry out their international legal obligations on the human right to water and sanitation by committing $9.336 billion to critical water services. The water chapter highlighted the UN’s   Read More ...

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Campaigners pan global water conference for allowing business access to senior government officials and raise concerns that delegates are watering down human rights commitments. Diplomats, business leaders, and scientific experts are gathering in southern France this week for an international conference billed as a “platform for solutions” to the global   Read More ...

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Currently the Tsilhqot’in Nation is in an environmental process with the  Canadian Government. Taseko Mines limited, a Vancouver Gold and Copper mine company, is lobbying the Canadian Government  for second time after its proposed mine has been rejected last November by the Environment Minister. This so called new prosperity mine   Read More ...

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Challenging the corporate co-option of the UN should be a major priority in the run-up to the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012. In less than six months, the UN summit in Rio de Janeiro will take place ( 20-22 June 2011), twenty years after the historic Earth Summit.   Read More ...

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From June 20–22, 2012 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, heads of state, UN agencies, and global stakeholders will convene for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) — commonly known as “Rio+20.” The world is at a crossroads: the convergence of global economic meltdown and unchecked global warming is   Read More ...

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Disgusted with the authorities, hundreds of disgusted peasants including more than fifty kidney patients, came all the way from North Central Province of Sri Lanka to UN/FAO office in capital Colombo on 17th instant and demanded compensation for the damages done to the farmers, the farmland and the water resources.   Read More ...

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Esteemed President of the General Assembly, UN functionaries, and State Representatives, We are writing to express our great appreciation for the gains the United Nations has made in furthering the human right to water, and to highlight some of the progress and challenges to advancing that right. It has now   Read More ...

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In 1992, citizens and activists from across the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the Earth Summit. On December 24, 2009, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to hold the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio — to mark 20 years of the Earth Summit, and   Read More ...

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