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11 Dec 2014 - Preparing for the Annual Zaragoza Conference

2015 is a seminal year with the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. In the light of water’s role in this agenda, the focus for World Water Day and...
  

05 Dec 2014 - First World Soil Day

On December 5th, the first official celebration and the launch of the International Year of Soil take splice. Soil, together with water, is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre...
  

30 Nov 2014 - 375 Million Reasons to Mark World Toilet Day

Equality and dignity was the theme of World Toilet Day 2014, celebrated on 19 November, with activities around the world. The UN led campaign aimed to inspire action to end...
  

30 Nov 2014 - Breaking Taboos

The 2014 World Toilet Day celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters was organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore in partnership with UN-Water. Following an opening speech by...
  

30 Nov 2014 - Eyes on Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Permanent Representatives of Kenya – Ambassador Macharia Kamau - and the Permanent Representative of Ireland – Ambassador David Donoghue – have been appointed as co-facilitators of the intergovernmental negotiations...
  

19 Nov 2014 - UN reveals major gaps in water and sanitation – especially in rural areas

Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from the World...
  

30 Oct 2014 - We, the people who can't wait

World Toilet Day is about the 2.5 billion people without access to improved sanitation.    It is about the 1 billion people who have to defecate in the open.    It is about the...
  

15 Oct 2014 - 7th Global Handwashing Day

According to UNICEF, diarrhoea remains the second largest cause of under-five mortality globally. With 600,000 children dying in each year and over 1.7 billion cases, diarrhoeal diseases are also associated...
  

30 Sep 2014 - Fighting Ebola

The current crisis in West Africa is the largest Ebola outbreak ever reported, with 26 million people, including over 4.5 million children living in affected areas, according to UNICEF. WHO...
  

23 Sep 2014 - Why I Care about Climate Change

The United Nations Climate Summit provided clear signals of how world leaders and the international community perceive the threat of climate change - and how they will tackle it. "I care...
  
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