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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...
  

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...
  
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