The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and fellow human rights organizations in recognizing International World Water Day today, March 22, 2017.
World Water Day is a day to raise global awareness and to encourage action around the cause of access to clean water and sanitation to all around the world. This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Better Water, Better Jobs.” This year’s theme is focused on the connection between access to clean water and sanitation and good quality jobs.
In addition to quality jobs, access to clean water and sanitation has an impact on the health and well-being of nearly 1 billion people around the world, including cities across the United States. In Michigan, the residents of the city of Flint continue to struggle to access clean water for their families. Unfortunately, Flint is not the only city in the US where access to clean water and/or proper sanitation cannot be taken for granted.
“Access to clean water and proper sanitation is a human right,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC’s Executive Director. “AHRC is committed to partnering with organizations and citizens to advocate for the right to clean water and sanitation to all people in the US and around the world,” continued Hamad.
AHRC encourages all people to learn more about World Water Day and to take action to ensure that every person has access to clean water and proper sanitation. To learn more and to get involved, please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/
World Water Day, 22 March