The Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD) and Global Justice DWD Task Force organised this round table event and had a number of co-sponsors, among them GCAP.
Along with the air we breathe, water is the basis of all life and safe drinking water is a human right. This is also reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 6 which aims at ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. However, 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have secure access to safe drinking water. Of these, around 785 million people lack even a basic supply. This has devastating consequences for the health of the affected persons, but also leads to poorer education prospects and is a threat for female empowerment since the burden of collecting water often falls on women and girls. All of these aspects are reflected in the biannual Resolution on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation put forward by Germany and Spain in the Third Committee of the United Nations.