Catarina de Albuquerque

Executive Chair of Sanitation and Water for All
From 2008 to 2014 Catarina de Albuquerque became the first United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, having played a pivotal role in the recognition of water and sanitation as human rights by the UN Ge... Read full biography
November 15, 2022
On World Toilet Day, the international community will assess its progress on providing sanitation to all. Unfortunately, while we’ve made significant advancements, we are not on track to provide universal access to safely-manage...
October 9, 2016
I came into this sector in 2009 as UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, new to the sector, a lawyer who had worked all my life with human rights. Luckily for me, I, and my sometimes challenging ideas,...