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UN-WaterNewsletter 11
March 13, 2012

Join UN-Water at the 6th World Water Forum

UN-Water invites you to join us at the 6th World Water Forum, that will take place from 12 to17 March in Marseille, France, for a series of events and activities. Amongst others:

  • 12 March: Launch of the 4th edition of the World Water Development Report
  • 12 March: 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation
  • 13 March: UN-Water Report on Water Resources Management for Rio+20 Summit
  • 15 March: UN-Water Thematic Priority Area on Water Quality: Developing Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems

We also expect you at the UN-Water Pavilion in Hall 3 of Parc Chanot throughout the week, where you will be able to collect information and materials from UN-Water and its Members, and on the World Water Day 2012.

View the programme of the Forum >>

Launch of the World Water Development Report 4
The much anticipated 4th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR4), "Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk" was launched jointly by Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Mr Michel Jarraud, Secretary-general of WMO and Chair of UN-Water, on 12 March at the 6th World Water Forum. The WWDR4 describes the major changes, uncertainties, and risks taking place in the world and their links to water resources.



New Office Bearers took on duties in February
WMO’s Secretary-General Mr Michel Jarraud and Mr Albert Diphoorn, UN-Habitat Urban Basic Services Branch Coordinator, took up positions as Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of UN-Water for a customary two-year term. The decision to upgrade the rotating Chair to Executive Head level is designed to further elevate the water agenda within the UN and to strengthen the position of the UN family in the global policy arena.




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