WINGS#49-19 Right to Water
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
Uploaded: 23 Mar, 2020
Recording Date: 22 Mar, 2020
Recording Location: Denman Island BC Canada
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Nonprofit use only.
Program Title: WINGS#49-19 Right to Water
Description: On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Maude Barlow is the Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. From 2008–2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 19 books, including Blue Gold, Blue Covenant, Blue Future, and (in 2019) Whose Water Is It Anyway?
Credits: Recorded and edited by Frieda Werden. Thanks to the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, for permission to record.
Comments: Originally recorded in 2014. Updated to 2020.
Arts and Culture > Books and LiteratureType: Weekly Program
Science and Technology
Politics > Activism
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture > Women