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RSVP to HLPF side-event: Building resilience by ensuring access to water and sanitation for all: Experiences with human rights-based approaches.
This event will showcase practical examples that demonstrate the value of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to achieving SDG 6 and other related Goals, with a central focus on the role of the right to water and sanitation in building resilience. Government and civil society representatives will share the experiences in integrating international human rights standards and principles into national water and community resilience policies, with a deeper look into the situation in El Salvador.

This event is organized by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Uruguay, on behalf of the Group of Friends of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Argentina, Belgium, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Finland, France, Italy, Mongolia, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Franciscans International, and is cosponsored by the Permanent Missions of El Salvador, Finland and Cape Verde and UN Water.

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PROGRAMME

Welcome (and Moderator)
H.E. Mr. Rubén Ignacio Zamora Rivas, Permanent Representative of El Salvador

Opening remarks
- H.E. Mr. Elbio Rosselli, Permanent Representative of Uruguay
- H.E. Mr. Francisco Duarte Lopes, Permanent Representative of Portgual

Key Note Speakers
- Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights
- Dr. Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
- H.E. Mr. Fernando Jorge Wahnon Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Cape Verde
- Mr. Mr. Seppo Rekolainen, Director of the International Water Cooperation, Government of Finland
- Ms. Sandra Carolina Ascencio, Franciscans International on behalf of JPIC - Franciscans El Salvador

Interactive Dialogue: Question and answers

Concluding remarks

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Event Timing: Wednesday, July 11th; 13:15 - 14:30
Event Address: Conference Room 4 | United Nations Headquarters | New York, USA
For more information please contact: uruguay@un.int and mmartins@missionofportugal.org

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