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UN World Water Development Report 2024: Water for Prosperity and Peace

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2024, entitled “Water for Prosperity and Peace”, is launched on 22 March, World Water Day, at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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The 2024 edition of  UN-Water’s flagship annual report on water issues describes how developing and maintaining a secure and equitable water future underpins prosperity and peace for all and how poverty and inequality, social tensions, and conflict can amplify water insecurity.

The report calls attention to the complex and interlinked relationships between sustainable water management, prosperity and peace, describing how progress in one dimension can have positive, often essential, repercussions in the others.

“Water for Prosperity and Peace” will be launched during an pivot celebration of World Water Day 2024 at UNESCO headquarters, featuring high-level speakers and cultural and musical activities. The event is hosted by UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as co-coordinators of the World Water Day campaign Task Force, on behalf of UN-Water.

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