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03 Feb 2015 - Why Waste?

Only 20% of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease, according to the UN-Water Analytical Brief on Wastewater...
  

15 Jan 2015 - Zaragoza Conference Intensifies Dialogue

"2015 is an important year. An important year for disaster risk reduction, an important year for climate and an important year for water," said the UN-Water Chair, Michel Jarraud in...
  

30 Dec 2014 - Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring Assessment and Reporting

On 11-13 December, the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) hosted the second workshop of the UN WWAP UNESCO Project for Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring Assessment and Reporting.   On the basis...
  

19 Dec 2014 - UN General Assembly Agrees on Post-2015 Summit and Negotiations Modalities

After several weeks of discussions, the UN General Assembly informally agreed on the modalities for the post-2015 process and the organization of the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015...
  

18 Dec 2014 - Blueprint for Post-2015

In a briefing to the 193-Member Assembly, the UN chief presented his synthesis report, alongside the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa. The report is to set...
  

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...