BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

THERE IS AN ANCIENT STORY* OF A HUMMINGBIRD AND IT IS ABOUT HOW WE REACT TO A CRISIS.

RIGHT NOW, WE FACE A WATER AND SANITATION CRISIS. DO WE STAND AND STARE?

OR, DO WE ACT?

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‘One day in the forest, a fire broke out.
All the animals ran for their lives.
They stood at the edge of the blaze, looking at the flames in terror and sadness.
Up above their heads, a hummingbird was flying back and forth to the fire, over and over again.
The bigger animals asked the hummingbird what she was doing.
“I am flying to the lake to get water to help put out the fire.”
The animals laughed at her and said, “You’re crazy, you can’t put out this fire!”
The hummingbird replied, “I’m doing what I can.”’

The hummingbird is helping solve the problem, one drop at a time.
She is being the change she wants to see in the world.
You can be a hummingbird, too.
The actions you TAKE, NO matter how small, will help solve the water crisis.

What people are doing in your region

Choose your actions

MAKE A LIST OF PERSONAL COMMITMENTS TO SOLVE THE WATER AND SANITATION CRISIS

Actions

The suggested actions have been selected to cover a range of water and sanitation issues as reflected in the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6. The list is not exhaustive and is primarily intended to inspire participation. Other ideas for action are encouraged.

By making an action list, you are contributing to the Water Action Agenda – a collection of voluntary commitments to accelerate progress on SDG 6 and other internationally-agreed water-related goals and targets. Your actions will be compiled with the larger-scale commitments from governments, companies, organizations, institutions and coalitions at the UN 2023 Water Conference. No personal details will be included in the Water Action Agenda. UN-Water will only use your personal details to correspond with you on your ideas and to provide updates on the World Water Day campaign.