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 more detail, go to http://environment.change.org/blog/view/in_historic_vote_un_declares_water_is_a_human_right
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
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