UN: Pax Christi UN Team contributes to Water and Sanitation Guide
13/2/19 - In 2017 through the NGO Mining Working Group, Pax Christi International's UN Team contributed to the development and publication of "Water and Sanitation: A People's Guide to SDG 6". The NGO Mining Working Group (MWG) is a coalition of NGOs that, in partnership with members and affected local communities, advocates at and through the United Nations for human and environmental rights as related to extractive industries. The MWG addresses unjust and unsustainable extractive practices and policies through the lens of the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples and Earth’s carrying capacity. The MWG promotes a human and ecological rights framework as the foundation for sustainable and just natural-resource management, through: just and transparent international policies; national laws and practices that meet the highest international standards and obligations; and intervention to address violations. In this context the MWG also advocates for the use of economic benefits of resource extraction for the holistic and long-term social, economic, and sustainable development needs of local communities.