Geneva - The United Nations has reaffirmed access to clean drinking water as human right. In Thursday in Geneva, delegates welcomed the global progress in the supply of drinking water. However, around 780 million people still do not have secure water supply; 2.5 billion lived without sanitation according to the standards of the. Particularly with regard to the poor, the states should primarily provide money for water and sanitary structures.
Every year 1.5 million children under the age of five die from illnesses caused by inadequate water supply and sanitary facilities be. A further 443 million school days were lost to such diseases. The UN Human Rights Conference called these numbers "alarming". The right to drinking water is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living; this in turn is based on the rights to physical and mental health, life and human dignity.