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(The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • (The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • United Nations (UN). December 2014
  • This synthesis report takes stock of the negotiations on the post-2015 agenda and reviews lessons from pursuit of the MDGs. It aims to guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. It comes at a crucial time as UN Member States proceed with negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report draws from and informs those continuing discussions. It identifies six essential elements for delivering on the SDG's: Dignity; Prosperity; Justice; Partnership; Planet and People. These e...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Children, Ecosystems, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human rights, Information and data, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Peacebuilding, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A Handbook
  • Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A Handbook
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. September 2014
  • This handbook aims to clarify the meaning of the human rights to water and sanitation; explain the obligations that arise from these rights; provide guidance on implementing the human rights to water and sanitation; share some examples of good practice and show how these rights are being implemented; explore how States can be held to account for delivering on their obligations; provide its users with checklists, so they can assess how far they are complying with the human rights to water and sanitation. The target audiences for this Handbook are governments a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Human rights, Hygiene, Monitoring, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water planning, Water quality, Water supply

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). July 2014
  • This report to the UN General Assembly focuses on the right to participation in the context of realizing the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, emphasizing that States have an obligation to ensure participation. The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation seeks to provide guidance on what the right to participation requires, what elements are essential for ensuring active, free and meaningful participation, and what participation entails at various levels of decision-making.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Human rights, Hygiene, Monitoring, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water planning, Water quality, Water supply

Prisons and Health
  • Prisons and Health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2014
  • This report outlines important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of those in prison and to reduce both the health risks and risks to society of imprisonment. In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of: (i) human rights and medical ethics, (ii) communicable diseases, (iii) noncommunicable diseases, (iv) oral health, (v) risk factors, (vi) vulnerable groups and (vii) prison health management. It is aimed at professional staff at all levels of responsibility for the health and well-being of detai...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Human rights, Hygiene, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups

From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2014
  • This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries in Asia and the Pacific. This compilation of good practices and working models intends to show that sustainable sanitation is possible, and aims to inspire replication, institutionalization of sanitation both in policy and practice, and scaling up of investments. Cases analyzed demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived and are prese...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Human rights, Hygiene, Pollution, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Technology, Tourism, Wastewater, Water treatment

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

The State of the World's Children 2014 in numbers: Every Child Counts. Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation

Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This publication summarizes initial research to understand and elucidate international and national legal trends relate to the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS), illustrating some of the current challenges businesses face in respecting this right, as well as the perspectives of potentially-affected communities, and lastly identifying areas of potential synergy with companies existing water stewardship efforts. The report is divided into 7 sections. Section A introduces the report. Section B outlines key developments in the broader business and human...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Legal aspects, Mining, Oil industry, Participation, Pollution, Water management, Water policy

GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2012
  • The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. This includes the components of the "enabling environment": documenting government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of investment; the sufficiency of human resources; priorities and gaps with respect to external assistance; and the influence of these factors on performance. A secondary goal is to analyse the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human resources, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

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Published in 2015