Nations or private corporations? / As nações ou as corporações privadas?
(Nota: Pode ler o texto deste artigo em português mais abaixo.)
Just a few days ago ended the collection of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative Water is a Human Right. Almost 2 million European citizens signed the draft directive which aims to establish legally that ” water is a public good , not a commodity ” and that ” water supply and management of water resources [must ] not be subject to internal market rules and that water services are excluded from liberalization.”
The General Assembly of the United Nations had declared already, in July 2010, that water is a human right.
How is it then possible that the World Bank, an institution that is part of the United Nations system, continues to subsidize private water companies? Let us put again the questions on the title…
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