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  • 13 Aug 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan has made progress in reforming its water sector and in drawing attention to water issues worldwide, but the country must make efforts to improve sanitation, Léo Heller, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the human right to
  • 12 Jun 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Delegates at a two-day international water conference in the Tajik capital this week adopted the Dushanbe Declaration, which calls for more coordinated action by world leaders to promote "green development,” strengthen cross
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan took a unified stance on water use and other environmental issues in the region when leaders of both countries met during the International Conference on Water Cooperation in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe,
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) second environmental performance review of Tajikistan warns that the country is facing serious water, sanitation and waste management issues.
  • The United States has offered to assist Tajikistan in studying the Pamir glaciers, which supply water to the entire Central Asian region, according to Tajik officials.
  • 4 Apr 2012- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Afghanistan’s participation in regional water and energy projects was among the main issues addressed at the Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan, held in the Tajik capital from March 26-27.  Delegates from
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon addressed the issues of water and energy in Central Asia in a speech given on the eve of the 20th anniversary of his country’s independence after the dissolution of the USSR. “Our country has a huge
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 19 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan has established a scientific council to prevent the threat of bursting from Lake Sarez and to use its waters, according to Chairman of the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Khaibullo Latipov.
  • 17 Mar 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The Varzob River, the main water artery of the Tajik capital city Dushanbe, is in jeopardy. Experts said the Varzob's water is already hazardous for human health; and in the next few years the river may become a source of
  • 7 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's inter-ministerial team, established to investigate water pollution by the country's largest rubber company, said last month that the firm is guilty of polluting water bodies with a chemical called

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