On 10th December 2020 as the world acknowledges Humans Rights Day it marks ten years since the UN recognised the right to water and sanitation as a human right.
On July 28th, 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right”. The exact same year, Giorgio Armani’s global clean water initiative Acqua for Life was initiated, with the mission to play a role in helping people reclaim their right to clean water and sanitation.
On December 10th, to mark Human Rights Day, Armani beauty will amplify the importance of universal access to clean water through a virtual conversation between Ernest Randriarimalala, a field officer in Madagascar, and actress Adria Arjona, the face of Armani beauty.
“Access to clean water is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century.” Said Giorgio Armani.
In Madagascar, Acqua for Life, in partnership with the NGO WaterAid, has over the past three years delivered daily access to clean water to over 1,000 students. In this conversation, Adria Arjona and Ernest Randriarimalala will discuss Acqua for Life’s demonstrable impact on delivering clean water to the Manjankandriana District, and why universal access to clean water continues to be such an important issue for the future of global communities.
The conversation will be broadcast on the Armani beauty Instagram account on December 10th.
Photos by Viviane Sassen shot at an Acqua For Life project site in Nepal.