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Global events to mark World Water Day 2024

World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance – held on 22 March – focused on inspiring action to tackle the global water crisis. 

World Water Day 2024

World Water Day is led by UN-Water and the 2024 Task Force is co-coordinated the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This year’s theme is “Leveraging water for peace”. The global public campaign promotes water as a tool for peace, raising awareness of the ways the world can unite around the sustainable management of water as a way to prevent disputes and collaborate on shared challenges.

To celebrate the day, the pivot event will be held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, which will feature high-level speakers and experts, and cultural activities to express the concept of ‘water and peace’.

The event will also launch the 2024 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report, entitled: “Water for Prosperity and Peace”. The report gives policy recommendations to decision-makers and is published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water and its production is coordinated by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme.


Here is a selection of World Water Day 2024 celebration events:
Water for Peace and Security Symposium
21 March 2024
17:30 (CET)
IHE Delft, Delft, The Netherlands 
Water for Peace: pivot celebration of World Water Day 2024
22 March 2024
10:00-20:00 (CET)
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Water as a catalyst for cooperative climate action and peace
22 March 2024
10:00 to 11:30 (CET)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Building, Geneva, Switzerland
Addressing Water for Peace: The Role of Capacity Building in Water Governance in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings
22 March 2024
15:00 (CET)
United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Water as a Driving Force for Peace and Stability
22 March 2024
18:45-19:45 (CET)
Conference Room 7, UN headquarters, New York City, the United States.
Celebrating World Water Day 2024: Converging Efforts, Keeping the Momentum of Progress
22 March 2024
15:00-18:00 (CET)
UN headquarters, New York City, the United States
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