UPDATE: VICTORY! UN Voting 7/28 on Right to Water

The UN took an historic vote on July 28 when it passed a resolution introduced by Bolivia on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.  Thanks to all  who left messages for the Ambassador and/or signed the Credo petition.  The resolution got 122 votes in favor, 41 abstentions including the US, and did not get any no votes. The U.S. did not succeed in watering down the resolution, but joined 40 other countries (list below), including Great Britain and Canada, in abstaining.

So our work is not done.  More action alerts will be posted as our strategy develops.
For Democracy Now interview with Maude Barlow, Blue Planet, and Pablo Solon, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations, go to http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/29/in_historic_vote_un_declares_access

Abstaining Nations/States:

Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bosnia/Herzegovina
Botswana
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Ethiopia
Greece
Guyana
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Latvia
Lesotho
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Republic of Korea
Moldova
Romania
Slovakia
Sweden
Trinidad-Togabo
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Tanzania
United States
Zambia

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