Thursday, 12 April 2012

European Commissioner for Development will attend the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our tweet day back in February asking Andris Piebalgs, the European Commissioner for Development, to attend the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting in Washington on 20 April!

You can see all of the tweets that were sent here.

We are delighted to let you know that Andris Piebalgs has now accepted his invitation to attend this crucial meeting! This is thanks to every single one of you who tweeted and retweeted in February!

We now urge him go ready to make strong political and financial commitments to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis.

End Water Poverty is calling on donors and governments to commit to:

  • Significantly more and better funding for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, targeted at the most vulnerable communities, to achieve universal access by 2020;
  • The development and implementation of viable national plans for water and sanitation, including recognition and operationalisation of the human right to water and sanitation;
  • Ensure equity and sustainability is at the heart of all approaches so that WASH services are accessible to all including the most vulnerable communities and specifically for women and girls.
Now, we are asking you to tweet him again to thank him for agreeing to attend and to ask him to make the commitments we are looking for! Tweets you could use include:

.@APiebalgsEU Thank you for listening to us &accepting the invitation to Sanitation&Water for All High Level Meeting next week! #sw4all

@APiebalgsEU Thanks for confirming your attendance at SWA High Level Meeting! We look forward to hearing your commitments! #sw4all

.@APiebalgsEU Great news that you will attend SWA High Level Meeting! Please go ready to make commitments for change!

Thanks again to everyone who joined in our day of tweet action!

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