Speak up for human rights in The Future We Want!

Join the global conversation. Use #RightsRio to urge the #Rioplus20 sustainable development conference to promote human rights in the #FutureWeWant! Come back often as we are highlighting new posts every day.

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  1. Click here for open letters and statements calling for human rights at Rio+20

    Click here for ideas about specific rights (food, water and sanitation) and sustainable development

  2. “But the battle is far from won. Most human rights provisions remain ‘bracketed’,” warns UN human rights chief Pillay, who will join the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development next week to give a final push for human rights in the outcome document: bit.ly/N8cPVt
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  4. Governments today resume negotiations for an outcome of the Rio+20 sustainable development conference in June. Make your voice heard!
  5. “I call on all States to maintain their support to this fundamental human right and its explicit inclusion in the Rio+20 outcome document,” says UN expert on the right to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Read what she says: bit.ly/MjB3Fw _____________________ Residents of Forog, North Darfur, welcome the opening of a clinic and three schools in the area. This corner of North Darfur is reported to suffer a serious shortage of water and medicines. Forog, Sudan. 30 May 2012. Credit: UN Photo
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  7. Join UN expert to urge your governments not to sideline the human right to water and sanitation at Rio+20. Speak up for #RightsRio: sfy.co/p5b