In January 2011, (on photo) Jovana Dodos (WHO CEHAPE International Youth Delegate) and Natalia Ciobanu (CEHAPE Youth Representative from Romania) represented WHO CEHAPE Youth Network at the first meeting of the Drafting group of experts on equitable access to water and sanitation held in Paris. We had an excellent opportunity to give our contribution to the Good Practice Guidance on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation under: the Chapter 3, point 3: Awareness raising (including on the rights of users), transparency, education and communication tools ( Role of Civil Society) and the Chapter 6: Ensuring social equality for access to water and sanitation (Hygiene promotion campaigns). This document will be launched at World Water Forum in Marseille in 2012.
At the beginning of April 2011 the second meeting of the group of experts was held in Paris and we were given the opportunity to contribute under several more chapters related to Water and Sanitation issues in Roma settlements and Refugee camps.
As a part of the project, at the beginning of July 2011 Workshop on equitable access to water and sanitation for marginalized groups and socially excluded people was held in Geneva, were the second draft of the document was presented to relevant stake holders all over the UNECE European Region. Participants had the chance to contribute to the documents and give their inputs and comments. The final version of the document should be finished after the last meeting of the group of experts which will be held at the end of September. The good practises document will be translated into 4 languages and launched at World Water Forum in Marseille in 2012.