It is now more than 20 years since the New Delhi consultation was held under the theme of ‘Some for All Rather than More for Some’.
More than a dozen major conferences have been held since, besides numerous resolutions agreed at different United Nations and other inter-governmental forums. A key question is whether the theme ‘Some for All’ is still relevant and why opposition from powerful quarters may have led the subsequent Dublin Statement to get more push than the New Delhi Statement? This perspective looks in more detail at this critical theme for the water sector, including addressing the suggestion made over the years that New Delhi and Dublin are somehow at odds.
This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 43.2 (2012) Some for All Rather Than More for Some: A Myth or a Reality?