Human Rights Based Approaches

  • Fast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceFast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceDec 13, 2010

  • Fast Facts: Adaptive Water GovernanceJun 1, 2010UNDP promotes equitable access to water resources and water and sanitation services as a fundamental requisite for human development. In a rapidly changing world, UNDP's Water Governance Programme catalyzes efforts towards the achievements of the MDGs. The document provides a brief overview of UNDP's Water Governance Programme.

  • International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation: Conference ReportNov 29, 2008The International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation in Theory and Practice considered a number of key questions including the implications of the right for legal and economic regimes; the allocation of scarce water resources; international development; and the rights of women, indigenous peoples and minorities. The report summarizes the presentations from the Conference.

  • Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the LinkJan 1, 2007This UNDP Primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the MDGs in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so.

  • A Success Story: Kenya - Bondo villagers preserve water as a human rightApr 26, 2010A project to enhance water governance using a "Human Rights Based Approach", funded by UNDP Kenya and by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute, was piloted in the Nyanza province of Kenya. The project is a success story as villagers in the region put an end to vandalism of water pipelines and started benefit-sharing discussions with water providers.

  • The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35Aug 1, 2010This United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publication explains what the right to water is, illustrates what it means for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon State obligations with respect to the right. It concludes with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.

  • Water Rights and Wrongs: A summary of the Human Development ReportMar 22, 2007