Friday, October 15, 2010

Water: a Human Right

In July, the United Nations proclaimed access to safe and clean water was a human right. But, right now, almost a billion people live without clean and safe access to drinking water. Water is life. Without it we cannot survive. By declaring access to safe and clean water a human right, the United Nations are helping protect lives.

Now is the time to act. If we are to lift the poor out of poverty, people must have access to safe water. It's a matter of helping other humans who live in our world. In the goal of providing clean water to everyone, each country should invest in building the infrastructure that is needed in those countries instead of the pointless spending we see a lot of here in Canada. Investing in human rights such as water in other countries will not only boost our international reputation, but could also have landed us that seat on the Security Council...
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