Special Rapporteur on right to safe drinking water and sanitation finds challenges in Tuvalu

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Catarina de Albuquerque

The impact of climate change on the right to water and sanitation was the focus of UN Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque's recent visit to Tuvalu, one of the least populated countries in the world. From Fiji, she spoke with Gerry Adams about some of the tremendous challenges the South Pacific island faces concerning the areas related to her mandate. 


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Producer: Gerry Adams
Duration: 10’00″

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