10 years celebration of the proclamation of the right to water


To start the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the resolution on the right to water, the Geneva Water Hub has asked to the Permanent Missions of Togo, Burkina Faso and the International Organization of La Francophonie to intervene to highlight the importance of the human right to water in times of armed conflict and the role of the Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure.

S.H.E. Yackoley Kokou JOHNSON, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Togo to the United Nations Office, and other international organizations in Geneva.

S.E. Mme Nadine TRAORE, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso in Geneva and Coordinator of human rights issues within the African Group of States.

S.E.M. Georges NAKSEU-NGUEFANG, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, International Organization of the Francophonie at the United Nations Office in Geneva and Vienna and other International Organizations in Switzerland and Austria.

Mr Léo HELLER, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Mr François MÜNGER, General Director, Geneva Water Hub, and Ms Mara TIGNINO, Reader, Faculty of Law and Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva and Lead Legal Specialist, Platform for International Water Law, Geneva Water Hub.