Human Rights Based Approaches

  • Nov 29, 2008International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation: Conference ReportThe 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.

  • Jun 1, 2010Fast Facts: Adaptive Water GovernanceUNDP 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.

  • Jan 1, 2007Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the LinkThis 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.

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

  • Apr 26, 2010A Success Story: Kenya - Bondo villagers preserve water as a human rightA 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: 35Aug 1, 2010The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35This 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.

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