Right for water, food fundamental - Meeting
Angola, Luanda - The right for water and food are fundamental and indispensable elements to human life, hence the need for more effort and engagement of the public and private sectors in the adoption of measures that ensure their access by the populations.This stand is contained in the final communique from the International Round Table on Right for water, food and land”, that went in Luanda jointly run by the Department of State for Human Rights, the UN Development Programme and the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development. The meeting also recommended the reinforcement and institutionalisation of an independent regulating body for the management of the services of water and sanitation, including the reinforcement of the legal mechanism of control that secure the right for water, food and land.The participants also proposed to the State mechanisms that lead to a major knowledge and enforcement of the Land Law. The meeting also recommended the drafting of a national strategy on supply of water and treatment of residual waters, with clear responsibility for the entities of the parties involved.Another recommendations had to do with improvement to the legislation, better prices policies, improved water quality and models of management. The participants also recommended the adoption of a policy of distribution of lands that favour the tenure and use, particularly by women, and suggested legal, institutional and political mechanisms leading to an appropriate supply of food to everyone.The International Round Table was attended by about 100 representatives of various government departments, UN agencies, Spanish Cooperation, members of the academic and civil society.