Civil society request the UN to support the protection of the Colombian ‘páramo’
Civil society organizations, including SOMO, have sent a communique to Léo Heller(opens in new window) , United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation. In it they warn that their rights are at serious risk in the face of proposed harmful mining projects in or near the páramo, a water source for more than 10 municipalities and 3 large cities. They request that the Rapporteur prepares a report on the case, visit the site, and support the Colombian government in protecting the ecosystem.
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