Human Rights Council
"The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living and inextricably related to the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as well as the right to life and human dignity."
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Orange, Chair of UNSGAB
"I passionately believe that this shocking and humbling reality [lack of access to water and sanitation] must be overturned, so that all people can live better lives, in health, dignity and safety. I am convinced that the rights to water and sanitation have a significant contribution to make."
"Inequalities stir grievances and unrest; fuel hatred, violence, and threats to peace; and force people to leave their homes and countries. Inequalities undermine social progress, and economic and political stability. But human rights build hope. They bind humanity together with shared principles and a better future, in sharp contrast to the divisive, destructive forces of repression, exploitation, scapegoating, discrimination."UN High Commissioner for Human Rights