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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...
  

25 Oct 2015 - UN-Water's Latest Partner with Special Status Hosts Event to Connect Water and Disasters in the SDGs

Dr. Han Seung-soo, the Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, organized a lunch meeting on 6 October 2015, inviting representatives of the Permanent Missions which are active in...
  

19 Oct 2015 - Recent UNGA Side Event Discusses WASH Issues as a Basis for Achieving the SDGs

UN-Water co-organized a recent side event during the high-level UN General Assembly opening co-sponsored by the Netherlands, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Hungary entitled, Making it Happen: Ending Inequalities and...
  

05 Oct 2015 - Global Handwashing Day is October 15!

Global Handwashing Day is October 15! Visit the website for resources and planning tools as well as information about events near you.
  

01 Sep 2015 - UNU-INWEH - Vacancy: Director of UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

DIRECTOR (D-1 LEVEL) (DUTY STATION: HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA)   The United Nations University (UNU) is searching for an entrepreneurial director for its Institute in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada which focuses on...
  

01 Sep 2015 - MAKING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS KNOWN TO ALL

With just over three weeks until the 2030 Development Agenda is formerly adopted in New York, excitement and anticipation are mounting around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The challenge of...
  

01 Sep 2015 - NEW PORTRAIT SERIES

This captivating new portrait series, commissioned by UNICEF, documents the various ways families around the world access and use water, and their relationships with the precious resource. Published last week in parallel with World Water...
  

01 Sep 2015 - SAVE THE DATE: WORLD TOILET DAY 2015

This year's World Toilet Day will draw attention to the need for better sanitation to improve health and nutrition for everyone, everywhere. It will also serve as an important global reminder that #wecantwait...