Right to Water
Health & Human Rights Publication Series, No. 3
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241590563 ISBN-10    9241590564
Order Number    11500546
Price    CHF    5.00 / US$    6.00 Developing countries:    CHF    3.50
English     2003        43   pages
The objective of this brochure is to raise awareness to the right to water as an important health and human rights concern.
Water is the essence of life and human dignity.
The right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water, and it must be enjoyed without discrimination by women and men. For poor people the lack of safe water constitutes an acute deprivation and cause of ill health.
The brochure outlines the scope and content of the human right to water and its relationship to other civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights. In particular, water is closely linked and associated with the rights to food and nutrition, to work and to a healthy environment.