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15 Feb 2016 - Tools and resources on World Water Day web

World Water Day (22 March) is an opportunity to celebrate, show support and get inspired to take action on a big development challenge: Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water...
  

03 Feb 2016 - ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, appointed Chair of UN-Water

“Thank you for the advice and encouragement and I look to all of you Members and Partners for advice along the road,” said the new UN-Water Chair, ILO Director-General at...
  

21 Jan 2016 - High level panel for SDG6 - UN-Water committed to country led action, says UN Secretary-General

On 21 January,  The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank jointly announced their intention to form a new panel to mobilize urgent action towards...
  

04 Jan 2016 - 'Water for Life Decade' 2005-2015

On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period 2005-2015 “the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’”. It was decided that the primary goal of the...
  

11 Dec 2015 - COP21: Reporting from the UN-Water Side Event

During COP21, UN-Water organized a panel discussion that brought together intergovernmental organizations, national and local government and the private sector. What they agreed on: That climate change impacts will be...
  

08 Dec 2015 - Matching Quality with Use May Increase Water Efficiency, According to UN-Water Publication

To ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, we need to improve water quality and water use efficiency. This requires regulatory frameworks that better...
  

27 Nov 2015 - Water at UN Climate Summit

When 190 nations gather in Paris from 30 November to 11 December it is to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below...
  

25 Nov 2015 - UN Urges Open, Frank Discussion on Hygiene and Sanitation

"The 2030 Agenda calls on us to renew our efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation worldwide," said the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on World Toilet...
  

09 Nov 2015 - UN High-Level Water and Sanitation Days

2015 is the time for global action. In September, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty and promote prosperity for all while protecting the environment and addressing...
  

27 Oct 2015 - UN-Water Releases Publication on Eliminating Discrimination and Inequalities in Access to Water and Sanitation

GENEVA (October 27, 2015)—UN-Water released a new policy brief today, entitled, Eliminating Discrimination and Inequalities in Access to Water and Sanitation. Just weeks after the formal adoption of the...