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  1. Eliasson Denounces Unequal Distribution, Calls for "Hydro Diplomacy"

    2 Sep 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson emphasized the all-encompassing nature of water and denounced “unequal distribution” during a keynote address at Stockholm’s World W ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/02/2016 - 11:44

  2. UN Shows Signs of Compromise Over Haiti Cholera Epidemic

    2 Jun 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY The Guardian The United Nations is showing the first signs of compromise over the Haiti cholera epidemic, after more than five years in which it has consistently refused to accept responsibility for a d ...

    Local Press Report - 06/02/2016 - 08:26

  3. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  4. Eliasson Visits Drought-Stricken Vietnamese Province

    6 May 2016- 09:10 by Local Press Report HANOI Tuoi Tre News United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson paid a visit to Ben Tre Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Thursday morning to witness the effects of drought and salinization on local res ...

    Local Press Report - 05/06/2016 - 09:10

  5. Water, Climate Decision-Makers Urged to Work Together

    22 Apr 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Better coordination is needed between water and climate change decision makers “to better understand how climate impacts on water supplies and ensure that [nationally determined con ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/22/2016 - 11:22

  6. Tackling Water Challenges an "Urgent Task:" UN Deputy Chief

    28 Sep 2015- 09:05 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY UN News Center Speaking at a meeting of the Friends of Water Steering Committee on Sunday, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged swift action on the newly-adopted Global Goals dire ...

    Local Press Report - 09/28/2015 - 09:05

  7. UN Calls for "Hydro-Diplomacy" Amid Global Water Shortages

    31 Mar 2015- 09:17 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY New Kerala The international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunt ...

    Local Press Report - 03/31/2015 - 09:35

  8. UN Official Calls for More "Hydro-Diplomacy"

    10 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Water is an essential component within the global development agenda, with far-reaching implications for peace and security, and so there is a growing need for "water diplomacy" ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/10/2014 - 10:33

  9. UN Launches Campaign to End Open Defecation

    29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week launched a new campaign to end open defecation and to increase access to improved sanitation facilities for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who current ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2014 - 10:09

  10. Access to Improved Sanitation Increases Cognition in Children: World Bank Study

    19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States As access to improved sanitation services like toilets increases, children perform better on cognitive achievement tests, according to a new World Bank study, released ahead of th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2013 - 10:01

  11. Sanitation “Taboo” Must Be Broken: UN Deputy Secretary-General

    3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson this week called for an end to the “taboo” that keeps sanitation issues from being addressed. Although diseases caused by lack of safe wate ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2013 - 10:43

  12. UN Designates November 19 as World Toilet Day

    25 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The UN General Assembly on July 24 adopted a resolution submitted by Singapore to designate November 19 as World Toilet Day, in an effort to make sanitation for all a global develop ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2013 - 09:23

  13. Conversations With Water Leaders: Jan Eliasson on Millennium Development Goals and Sectoral Cooperation

    Third in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 10:24

  14. Indian Official Says Country Could Achieve Near Complete Potable Water Coverage by 2015

    India has reduced the number of households without access to safe drinking water by half since 1990, and is on track to achieve near-universal coverage by 2015, according to Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Dr. Dagubatti Purandeswari. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  15. World Bank Opens Spring Meeting With Sanitation Dialogue

    The World Bank opened its annual spring meeting on April 19 with a panel discussion on the importance of proper sanitation in achieving all development goals, as well as the importance of private sector involvement in improving sanitation access. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 08:46