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UN-Water Joint Statement: 31st Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

December 1st 2020 at 18:12

A Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic is hosted 3-4 December 2020, at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Today UN-Water issued … Read more

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IAHR host Young Professionals online Congress

November 16th 2020 at 08:19

TheΒ International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) is organising a Young Professionals online Congress on 17-18 November 2020. The Congress will take place online and is free and open … Read more

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Private actors, privatization and the human rights to water and sanitation

October 15th 2020 at 08:08

On 16 October, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, is organizing the virtual side-event β€˜Private actors, privatization and the human rights to … Read more

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The 33rd UN-Water Meeting

October 5th 2020 at 09:30

The 33rd UN-Water Meeting was convened as a virtual event in late September 2020. The 33rd meeting of UN-Water was originally expected to take place from 21-22 August 2020, in … Read more

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Untapped potential: water innovation to advance the SDGs

September 21st 2020 at 08:38

During the SDG Business Forum starting today, a breakout session titled β€˜Untapped potential: Water Innovation to advance the SDGs’ will be co-hosted by UN-Water, UN DESA, and UN Global Compact … Read more

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10th anniversary of the UNGA resolution on the human rights to water and sanitation

July 16th 2020 at 08:30

2020 marks the tenth year since the UN General Assembly adopted resolution explicitly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation. In 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 64/292 … Read more

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United Nations launches framework to speed up progress on water and sanitation goal

July 9th 2020 at 13:24

UN Secretary-General AntΓ³nio Guterres and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, joined the UN-Water Chair and heads of 10 United Nations entities, Member States representatives and stakeholders from … Read more

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UN-Water 2030 strategy focuses on accelerating progress towards SDG 6

July 7th 2020 at 10:14

Coordinated action to tackle the complexity and magnitude of the water and sanitation challenges is urgently needed. The UN-Water 2030 Strategy represents a collective way forward to address the water … Read more

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SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework to be launched during 2020 High-level Political Forum

June 30th 2020 at 16:03

Official launch of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework will take place during the 2020 High-level Political Forum, in aΒ  Special Event on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 08:00-09:30 EDT. … Read more

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UN-Water Chair: After the pandemic we must build hope through water and sanitation

June 30th 2020 at 14:21

Opinion Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) The coronavirus has stopped the world in its tracks and while the pandemic … Read more

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UN-Water launch Analytical Brief on Unconventional Water Resources

June 5th 2020 at 09:08

At the same time water is increasingly considered as an instrument for international cooperation to support food production, livelihoods, ecosystems, climate change adaption, and sustainable development. As water scarcity is … Read more

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