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  1. “Staggering Rise” In Climate-Related Disasters During The Last 20 Years

    18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/18/2020 - 07:18

  2. Helping Companies And Investors Turn Water Risk Into Resilience

    6 Oct 2020- 07:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Geneva, Switzerland With climate change worsening the world’s water crises, new forward-looking scenarios produced by international conservation and environmental organization WWF estimate that almost half of g ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2020 - 08:28

  3. 33rd UN-Water Meeting Addresses WASH Challenges In The Year Of COVID

    7 Oct 2020- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Opportunities to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) on clean water and sanitation, and the role of water and sanitation in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, were at the t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2020 - 07:00

  4. India Describes Commitment To Human Right To Water

    29 Sep 2020- 07:03 by Local Press Report GENEVA WION News Calling Water essential to human rights, India has said that it is committed to ensuring access to it for its citizens at the United Nations Human Rights Council or UN HRC. India's first secre ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2020 - 07:03

  5. Weather-related Disasters And Conflict Displace 14.6 Million; COVID-19 Exacerbates, Compounds Tragedies

    24 Sep 2020- 07:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland An estimated 14.6 million new internal displacements occurred in the first half of 2020, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has reported. Weather-related disasters accounted f ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/05/2020 - 12:07

  6. Floods And Droughts Account For 90 Percent Of Impacts Of Natural Disasters Worldwide

    15 Sep 2020- 06:42 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Record heat, ice loss, wildfires, floods and droughts continue to worsen, affecting communities, nations and economies around the world, the United in Science 2020 report finds. “Human-induce ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/05/2020 - 12:07

  7. Catastrophic Decline In Freshwater Biodiversity Requires Urgent Global Action

    10 Sep 2020- 04:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations, human health and all aspects of our lives, reveals  WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020. This loss of biod ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/05/2020 - 12:07

  8. The Cruel Confluences Of Climate Change And Conflict

    15 Jul 2020- 08:30 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new policy report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. The repo ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/11/2020 - 07:33

  9. SDG 6 Global Action Framework To Launch

    7 Jul 2020- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN-Water has announced the launch of a SDG 6 Global Action Framework designed to mobilise action across governments, civil society, private sector and the United Nations system. The objectiv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/07/2020 - 09:17

  10. WASH Actors Call For Fulfillment Of Support Committed To Yemen

    25 Jun 2020- 06:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland An open letter, signed by thirty international agencies and charitable organisations, pleads for fulfilment of commitments for aid to Yemen. The 15 June letter "rom "The Water, Sani ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:16

  11. UNICEF Emphasises Urgency Of WASH Appeal For Yemen

    17 Jun 2020- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UNICEF has renewed its appeal for emergency funding to provide basic humanitarian aid for the people and children, in particular, of Yemen. At 12 June, the Fund's appeal for $479 Milli ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/17/2020 - 06:34

  12. UN Experts Urge Japan To Delay Decision On Release Of Radioactive Fukushima Water

    11 Jun 2020- 09:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Experts at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have urged the Government of Japan to delay any decision regarding the release of radioactive water from ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:20

  13. NGO Will Advocate Integration Of Human Water, Sanitation Rights Into Governance Systems

    28 May 2020- 10:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Human Right 2 Water, a new international NGO launched in Switzerland 26 May, will provide a critical knowledge hub for the integration of human rights to water and sanitation into governance ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:21

  14. Water Considerations In Renewable Energy Decision-making

    28 May 2020- 07:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerand A new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) examines linkages between renewable energy and nature and food production and calls for integration of multi-sectora ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:16

  15. "Super Cyclonic Storm" Amphan Threatens India And Bangladesh

    19 May 2020- 05:12 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Meteorological Association Tropical cyclone Amphan intensified rapidly in the Bay of Bengal to become a “Super Cyclonic Storm” – the equivalent of a strong Category 4/weak Category 5 on the Saffir Simp ...

    Local Press Report - 05/19/2020 - 05:12