Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

UN-Water’s Campaigns

Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international observances on freshwater and sanitation. Depending on the official UN theme of the campaign, they are led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate. On World Water Day, UN-Water releases the World Water Development Report focusing on the same topic as the campaign.

United Nations Observances

The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic.

By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues.  The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies.

The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.