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Water and sanitation

Water is a Human Right petition reaches 1.5 million signatures

15 May 2013
Water is a human right logo

After reaching 1 million signatures in February, the first European Citizens' Initiative has now reached an astounding 1.5 million signatures. Eight countries have achieved the EU minimum, several of them have exceeded the minimum number by far.

PSI affiliate in solidarity with sister union in Colombia

14 May 2013
CUPE delegates raise money for work with union in Colombia

CUPE members from across Newfoundland and Labrador headed home on 8 May as their annual convention wrapped in Grand Falls-Windsor, but not before raising almost $11,000 for a sister union in Central America.

Public Services International at the World Social Forum, Tunis 2013

15 April 2013

Public Services International had the strongest global union presence at the World Social Forum 26-30 March 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. PSI hosted and co-sponsored numerous events on trade union rights, youth, water, women’s issues, tax justice, energy and climate change.

Water justice advocates gather in Tunis

15 April 2013
PSI at the WSF water democracy workshop

The network of water justice advocates gathered in Tunis to further international collaboration and to support local activists. A six-hour meeting was organised prior to the launch of the world social forum on 25 March, and there were a number of meetings within the official WSF agenda.

Water, electricity and the political context in Arab countries 2011

20 Sep 2011

This report examines the electricity and water sectors in North African and Middle Eastern countries, including the record of privatisations, and the potential implications of the democracy movements, and the response of international institutions, as of September 2011.

Water supply for the world's people is a crucial issue at the World Social Forum

02 April 2013

One of the crucial issues being discussed at the World Social Forum 26-30 March 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia, is water supply. Listen to the RadioLabour interview of David Boys, Sectoral Officer with PSI.

World Water Day

22 March, 2013
Remunicipalisation: Putting water back into public hands

Remunicipalisation: Putting water back into public hands

19 Mar 2013

After decades of failed water privatisation, cities like Paris are starting to bring water back into public hands. Download this free 'must-read' book for policy makers and activists looking to democratise water services. This publication was produced by Transnational Institute (TNI), Municipal Services Projects (MSP) and Corporate Europe Observatory(CEO).

Working for the alternative: Implementing PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond

29 May 2013

The 2012 PSI World Congress provided a framework for Public Services International's discussions and decisions. However, it is necessary to focus priorities. This document presents a detailed implementation plan for PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond.

Water, workers and our communities: Cooperating for the common good

19 March 2013
Child near water tap in Nepal, photo by niOS

World Water Day - 22 March 2013 - The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation”, following its endorsement of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in 2010. Public Services International affiliates around the world are committed to advancing this right in this international year of cooperation, and beyond.