U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

  U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of …

Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Inter Press Service Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS – An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect “mother earth”. …

UN Adopts Water as a Human Right!

UN resolution on right to water passes overwhelmingly. 124 yes, 42 abstentions, 0 no! On July 28, 2010, the United Nations G eneral Assembly overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water and sanitation.” The resolution, presented by the Bolivian government, had 124 …