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20 Jul 2014 - Water Proposed as Sustainable Development Goal

On Saturday 19 July, the Open Working Group adopted a proposal for Sustainable Development Goals to be forwarded to the 69th session of the General Assembly for its consideration. 'Ensure...
  

19 Jul 2014 - Central Asia: Helping Shape Regional Response to Drinking Water Challenges

Capacity development for water operators, partnerships and financing were on the agenda when GWOPA/UN-Habitat and UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development organized, together with local partners, a regional...
  

19 Jul 2014 - World Water Week in Stockholm

It started as a festival and turned into one of the most important events of the year for water experts, practitioners and decision makers. When the World Water...
  

25 Jun 2014 - Strategy for Success

This month, UN-Water launches its new strategy 2014-2020 entitled 'Delivering as One on Water Related Issues'. The concise document provides the main directions for the seven years ahead and outlines...
  

23 Jun 2014 - 360 on Water and Energy

In June, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) organized a debate on this year's focus of the World Water Development Report - Water and Energy-  in collaboration with UN-Water....
  

22 Jun 2014 - Family News

As in all big families, keeping up with what everyone is up to can be a challenge. For a quick overview of what is happening in the UN-Water family in...
  

28 May 2014 - Launch of Sanitation Campaign to End Open Defecation

More than one billion people practice open defecation. Every years it kills thousands of those children, one every two minutes, and more than Tubercolosis, AIDS and Meningitis combined in any...
  

26 May 2014 - Africa Water Week

"It's time for water," said UN-Water Chair, Michel Jarraud,  at the opening of Africa Water Week this week in Dakar, Senegal. Over thousand delegates were expected at this...
  

16 May 2014 - Spotlight on Water and Jobs

In May, UN-Water's 31 Members and 36 international Partners were invited to the International Labour Organization in Geneva  for the first workshop dedicated to the 2016 World Water Development Report:...
  

15 May 2014 - GWP National Consultations Reinforce Call for Dedicated Water Goal

The UN-Water Partner, Global Water Partnership, has published a report on national stakeholder perspectives on a water goal and its implementation. The most important conclusion was a broad consensus...