The United Nations General Assembly voted Wednesday, July 28 to declare that access to safe water and sanitation services is a human right.
122 member states voted for the resolution, which was introduced by Bolivia and backed by groups such as Food and Water Watch, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Blue Planet Project. No UN members voted against the resolution, but 41 – including the USA and Canada – abstained.
I read about it in a Reuters dispatch published in a Oaxaca newspaper. If you didn’t find it in your local paper, you can read an article from the Inter Press Service.