The Stockholm Statement and Reflections on the MDG Summit

The Stockholm Statement – Our Goals Need Water
At the closing session of this year’s World Water Week, participants voted unanimously on a statement to the MDG Review Summit. The Stockholm Statement stipulates that MDGs cannot be achieved without giving more attention to water and sanitation as cross-cutting solutions for achieving the other goals in addition to their status as MDG targets.

Reflections on the MDG Summit
The timing could have been pure coincidence. But just one week after the UN Millennium Development Goal Summit in New York, the UN Human Rights Council recognised the right to water and sanitation as a human right.