Take a Stand for an International Water Treaty to Provide Clean Water Everywhere



Water-Wrights United for Sovereign Human Rights

Water-Wrights United for Sovereign Human Rights



Ban Ki-Moon (UN Secretary-General)

Sponsored by:

United States Fund for UNICEF

Across the globe, about 4,500 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities. Over 90% of deaths from diarrhea diseases from unsafe water and sanitation occur in children under 5 years old.

The poor are especially hard hit. An infant born in sub-Saharan Africa is 520 times more likely to die from disease than a child born in Europe or the United States.

All told, more than 884 million of the world’s people still rely on drinking water sources that are unsafe.


Take action today in support of the UN’s work to supply clean, safe drinking water to the world’s poorest populations and urge UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue the UN’s life-saving work bringing water and sanitation to developing nations.

Through continued efforts of the United Nations and organizations like UNICEF, the world is currently on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal on water. With the exception of sub-Saharan Africa, all regions should meet their water targets — but only through continued dedication and efforts by the UN and member countries.

Together with partners like UNICEF, we are on a path to provide clean, safe drinking water to millions around the world who need it most.

UNICEF is on the front lines, doing whatever it takes to stop children dying from lack of access to clean, safe water and sanitation. UNICEF sponsors the UNICEF Tap Project which raises money each year in partnership with thousands of restaurants in the U.S. Every dollar from the TAP project supports UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs—saving and improving the lives of countless children in more than 100 countries around the globe.



I, Henry Alfred Goolsbee, support the UN’s life-saving work to improve water and sanitation for billions

Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,

I support the UN’s life-saving efforts to accomplish MDG seven: By 2015, halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities are basic necessities required for health and for success in the fight against poverty, hunger, child deaths and gender inequality around the world.

It is also central to the human rights and personal dignity of every woman, man and child on earth.

Thank you for all that you are doing at the UN on behalf of the world’s poorest communities.

Signed, Pastor Henry Alfred Goolsbee Abp.


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