Target: President Xi Jinping
Goal: End lack of fresh water in China.
China desperately needs to access fresh water. Water is a vital resource needed to ensure survival. People can only live without water for about three days. Water provides for sanitary purposes. Diseases spread rapidly without fresh water. Water is a fundamental supply, yet some people take it for granted.
The lack of fresh water crisis has been going on for far too long in China. The United Nations Watercourses Convention (UNWC) is an international treaty that aims to provide clean water, by aiding states in their communal water resources. The UNWC has made countless efforts for over a decade to provide clean water for regions around the world. China has shared water sources; thus, the UNWC can be useful to China.
President Xi Jinping of China did not ratify the UNWC mainly because he felt it restricted China’s territorial sovereignty. There is some debate in regards to the treaty; nevertheless, it is a valuable element in securing clean water. China’s ever-growing population proves that this treaty is extremely necessary. Various people in China have grown ill from drinking water that was dirty. The lack of fresh water also affects China’s electricity, agriculture, industries and their economy. China has had a shortage of water due to climate changes, this is why now is the time to sign the UNWC.
By signing this petition you can help influence President Xi Jinping to reconsider his decision to not sign the UNWC. This petition has the ability to make the atrocious living conditions better for the people of China.
Dear President Xi Jinping,
Water is a vital resource that is imperative for survival. It is estimated that people can live without water for merely three days. Water is not only used to fuel one’s body but it also is used for sanitary purposes. China is in dire need of fresh water.
The United Nations Watercourses Convention is a treaty that helps to ensure clean water by assisting states in their shared water resources. Even though there is controversy to some of the changes in this treaty, it would still be very beneficial. President Xi Jinping, your concern over restricting territorial sovereignty is valid; however, there is no time to waste.
China is growing quickly which is why essential resources like water; are very important. People in China have become ill since drinking water that was not clean. Water helps fuel China’s electricity, agriculture, industry and economy.
President Xi Jinping, by supporting the UNWC China’s overall living conditions will improve. Do not let your people suffer anymore. Climate changes are causing a depletion in water resources. The decrease in water makes it crucial for China to sign this treaty. President Xi Jinping this treaty will greatly improve the lives of people in China.
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