In the run up to World Water Day (22 March 2007),
over 60 civil society and
labour organisations from Europe and around the world published
a statement commenting on the policies of the European Commission
regarding water and sanitation in developing countries.
The statement was also published in the European
Voice newspaper, as an
advert paid for by contributions from the endorsing organisations.
The advert has been supported by a large group of
civil society and labour organisations including: 11.11.11, ActionAid
International; Bread for
the World; Corporate Europe Observatory; European Federation of
Public Service Unions; Focus on the Global South; France Libertés
Fondation Danielle Mitterrand; Friends of the Earth Europe; PROTOS;
Public Services International; Transnational Institute; UNISON;
WaterAid; and the World Development Movement.
The statement demands of the European Commission that it: