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October 3, 2013

Budapest Water Summit

UN-Water Side Event - 9 Oct: Policy Dialogue on an Emerging Proposal for a Dedicated Global Goal on Water, Targets and Indicators
Join us at the Budapest Water Summit for a side event aimed to discuss UN-Water's proposal for a Global Goal on Water. The proposal is the result of an extensive consultation among UN-Water Members and Partners as well as relevant stakeholders. The final proposal will be published in early 2014.

UN-Water Annual Report 2012 and Work Programme 2012-2013 now available

With the approaching MDG 2015 target date, the international community has been active to assess progress and create momentum in areas that are lagging behind, such as sanitation, so as to shape a more inclusive post-2015 development framework that builds on the MDGs and addresses their weaknesses. UN- Water has been no exception and has united the voice of UN-Water Members, Partners and stakeholders into the discussions on all issues related to freshwater, including sanitation. The role of UN-Water as the coordinating mechanism across the UN System has been growing. This year's annual report highlights key activities related to the post-2015 agenda but also the success of the World Water Day campaign, the release of flagship reports and other important thematic work.

Annual Report 2012
Work Programme 2012-2013

UN-Water 10 Years AnniversaryUN-Water celebrates its 10 Years Anniversary

UN-Water was formally established in September 2003. It provides the platform to address the cross-cutting nature of water and maximize system-wide coordinated action and coherence; and serves the UN Member States in their efforts towards achieving development goals related to freshwater and sanitation. Through UN-Water the UN System is acting as "One UN". On the occasion of its 10 years anniversary, UN-Water presents a specially decorated visual identifier and an interactive timeline highlighting milestone events and important outputs since its establishment in 2003. We are also happy to share a new, revised brochure presenting UN-Water's main activities and its functionning.

Interactive Timeline
New brochure

World Water Day 2014Preparations for World Water Day 2014 on Water and Energy underway

"Water and Energy" will be the theme of World Water Day next year. Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires the utilization of water resources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. The 2014 logo, which symbolises the co-dependent relationship between water and energy, has been unveiled on the occasion of the UN-Water Seminar on Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus that took place on 4 September at the World Water Week in Stockholm.

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UNW-AIS: UN-Water's web platform to share information on its water-related projects and learning initiatives, as well as those of its Members and Partners.

  • New developments

    UNW-AIS now has a repository for internal (UN-Water) file sharing, currently in use by the UN-Water Wastewater Project and in the process of being used by various Task Forces and Thematic Priority Areas. It allows for the uploading, downloading and cataloguing of files to be shared within UN-Water groups.

    For more information contact Shalmoli Das

  • Thematic Priority Area (TPA) on Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation

    The UN-Water TPA on Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation is conducting a survey among UN-Water Members and Partners that will help the TPA in preparing its work plan of activities for the next biennium (2014-2015) and enable the TPA to respond to areas of interest.

    • Members and Partners can take the survey here

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Upcoming events

• 8-11 Oct: Budapest Water Summit

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