Fair Water: A Right of All (A Human Rights & Gender Perspective)


The Delegation of the European Union in the US, the Embassy of Spain, the Inter-American Development Bank and We Are Water Foundation invite you to a seminar on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation for all people. Sustainable water management is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. The importance of clean water cannot be underestimated, as it is directly linked to the realization of many UN Sustainable Development Goals. The expert discussion will also cover the role of gender equality in water and sanitation. This program will explore the leading work the EU and Spain have done in promoting water diplomacy, as well as the work of Human Rights Watch in California.

Program Featuring:

H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

H.E. Santiago Cabanas, Ambassador of Spain to the United States

Ana Peláez, Member, UN Committee of Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Dr. Gregory Pierce, Associate Director of Research, Luskin Center for Innovation, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Former Deputy Undersecratary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Dr. Sri Vedachalam, Director of the Safe Drinking Water Research and Policy Program, Northeast-Midwest Institute

Carlos Garriga, Project Manager, We Are Water Foundation

Sean Synder, Public Partnerships Manager, UNICEF

Schedule:

9:00: Registration and coffee

9:30: Opening remarks

10:00: Keynote address

10:30: Panel 1: The U.S. Perspective: The Human Right to Water in the U.S. - Lessons from California

11:45: Coffee break

12:00: Panel 2: Exploring linkages between SDG 6 "Water" and SDG 5 "Gender Equality"

1:30: Buffet lunch

2019-06-13 09:00:00 2019-06-13 14:30:00 America/New_York Fair Water: A Right of All (A Human Rights & Gender Perspective) European Union Delegation in the US: Fair Water: A Right of All (A Human Rights & Gender Perspective) Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain -, 2801 16th Street, NW, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
June 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain -,
2801 16th Street, NW,
Washington20009
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