hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

[PDF] [Letter to Ban Ki-Moon re World Water Forum]

Author: 118 civil society organisations, Published on: 11 March 2009

As the 5th World Water Forum approaches in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 16-22, 2009, we, the undersigned civil society organizations actively engaged in the struggle for water justice throughout the world, are deeply concerned about the contradictory messages coming from the United Nations on the issue of water rights...[T]he UN has, in effect, taken measures to consolidate the rights of for-profit corporations to secure control over the world’s freshwater sources and supplies by harboring the CEO Water Mandate under the UN Global Compact…We, therefore, urge you, Mr. Secretary-General, to issue a statement prior to the World Water Forum…that reaffirms water as a human right and an ecological trust rather than a corporate right. [refers to Coca-Cola, Suez, Nestlé, Unilever, Levi-Strauss, Dow Chemical]

Read the full post here

Related companies: Coca-Cola Dow Chemical Levi Strauss Nestlé PepsiCo Suez