Realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation in development cooperation

This report by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, complements the first report on the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation in development cooperation (A/71/302). In this report, the Special Rapporteur examines, through six case studies, how funders contribute to the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation and respond to related challenges and gaps. He proposes the concept of a “human rights development cycle” as a framework for funders to safeguard and implement the human rights to water and sanitation in their development cooperation activities. In accordance with that framework, he provides a critical assessment of how funders incorporate the normative contents of the human rights to water and sanitation and human rights principles in their policies, strategies and operational tools, as well as how those rights are implemented in the project selection, design, implementation, assessment and monitoring stages.

The report is available here:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/72/127

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