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World Wetlands Day - Revive and restore degraded wetlands

A wetland is a land area that is saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally. Inland wetlands include marshes, peatlands, lakes, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and even coral reefs. Fish ponds, rice paddies and salt pans are human-made wetlands. Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (“the Ramsar Convention”), World Wetlands Day (2 February) is about raising awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid...
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World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

NTDs are widespread in the world’s poorest regions, where water safety, sanitation and access to health care is poor...
Kargil District, Ladakh, India, a mountain view of the region

State of Global Water Resources report informs on rivers, land water storage and glaciers

The report gives an overview of river flow, as well as major floods and droughts. It provides insights into...
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2nd WASAG International Forum

The second WASAG international forum will be hosted in Praia, Cabo Verde, from 7-10 February 2023. WASAG fosters collaboration...
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Sustainable Development Goal 6

Billions of people are still living without safely managed water and sanitation. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Achieving SDG 6 is integral to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to end extreme poverty and protect the planet.

global acceleration framework

The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework is a unifying initiative that aims to deliver fast results at an increased scale. It is part of the UN Secretary-General’s Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs by 2030. Action is driven by five accelerators: financing; data and information; capacity development; innovation; and, governance.

date portal

The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the United Nations’ water and sanitation information into one place. Designed for decision-makers, advisors, technical professionals, researchers and students, there are tools to help visualize and analyse the information, creating a clear picture of how the world is progressing towards the various SDG 6 targets.

Progress reports

Monitoring progress towards SDG 6 helps policy- and decision makers identify challenges and opportunities, set priorities, communicate progress, and generate support and investment. SDG 6 Progress Reports are primarily based on national official data sources, compiled and validated by United Nations custodian agencies.

UN 2023 Water Conference

The first United Nations conference on water since 1977 will be held at the United Nations HQ from 22-24 March 2023. This will be a watershed moment for the sustainable development community as a whole. The UN 2023 Water Conference is about uniting the world in accelerating action towards achieving SDG 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

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inform policies

UN-Water identifies emerging issues and develops collaborative contributions to global policy frameworks on disasters, climate change, sustainable development and other issues.

monitor and reports

UN-Water is a monitoring hub, providing coherent and reliable data and information on key water trends and management issues throughout the water cycle.

inspire action

UN-Water coordinates global thematic campaigns for World Water Day and World Toilet Day every year and creates engaging communications on key water related issues.