Welcome to the rights to water and sanitation website

Use this site to find out more about why water and sanitation as human rights are key to achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation. Also, find out about what progress has been made in getting the rights recognised and what impact the implementation of the rights has made so far. Learn about ways in which you can get involved, how to use the rights-based approach in your advocacy work and read the news about all the latest developments.

UN Special Rapporteur’s Handbook

The Handbook of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Water and Sanitation will be available from 10.09.2014

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Rights in practice

Find out how you can advocate for the rights to water and sanitation
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Progress so far

Learn about the development of the rights to water and sanitation in international law

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What do the rights mean?

Find out more about the content of the rights to water and sanitation

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