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  • 13 Nov 2020- 10:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights UN human rights experts welcomed the impending entry into force of the first environmental human rights treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Escazú Agreement, lauding it
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland In his first official address as the third UN special rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Pedro Arrojo-Agudo has said that “to shut the door on the spread of this virus (COVID-19), we must guarantee
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described discussions between health, water and finance ministers as among the most important meetings of the year.  Ghebreyesus, addressing Africa’s finance
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organizations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.
  • 3 Nov 2020- 08:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Environmental organisation WWF has released analysis of new water risk scenarios for 100 cities around the world. The city risk analysis, released on World Cities Day (31 October), includes scenarios in Beijing, Jakarta, Jaipur,
  • 26 Oct 2020- 06:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A new study by US think tank the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that more than 200 million Americans could have the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in their drinking water at a concentration of 1 part
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 29 Sep 2020- 07:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has announced the launch of data observatories to collect and disseminate crucial, timely information that will advance the development of infrastructure projects in Latin America and
  • 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 secretary to United Nations in Geneva, Vimarsh
  • 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-induced climate change is affecting life
  • 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 biodiversity is not only an environmental issue
  • 25 Aug 2020- 02:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States Experts in climate change and nature-based solutions (NBS) are calling for wetlands to play a much larger role in countries’ climate mitigation efforts going forward. The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and
  • 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 report suggests ways that the humanitarian
  • 25 Jun 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Guardian How can it be that in the midst of a pandemic, children living in the richest country in world history are being poisoned by tap water? Now, as America battles an unprecedented public health crisis, we can no longer continue along
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has approved $27.4 Million USD in financial support for Kosovo’s Fostering and Leveraging Opportunities for Water Security Program (FLOWS). A 10 June announcement describes the programme's aims to