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26 Mar 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
In a World Water Day address, United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described water as "the primary medium through which we perceive the effect of climate disruption, from extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, to glacial melting, saltwater intrusion and sea level rise". The United Nations’ World Water Day 2020 focused on “Water and Climate Change”...
19 Jun 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
"Water Diplomacy Talks" - Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace; "We Are All Water Diplomats"!
Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHLPWP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as an important factor of building peace and enhancing the relevance of water issues in national and global policy making...
22 Mar 2018 New YORK NY
Climate Change is Adding to The Pressure; Risk of Intensified Disputes and Tensions Between Nations; Quite Simply, Water is a Matter of Life And Death; Call To Action On WASH; Women And Girls Suffer Disproportionately; Praise For High-Level Panel On Water; UN-Water To Be "Strengthened"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked World Water Day today, March 22, in New York today with a speech to launch the International Decade for Action 2018‑2028 - "Water for Sustainable Development"...
27 Oct 2015 NEW YORK, NY, United States
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on governments around the world to acknowledge safe drinking water and sanitation as human rights, in order to prevent discrimination and inequality in accessing these services.In a new policy brief, "Eliminating Discrimination and Inequalities in Access to Water and Sanitation," released this week, Hussein warned that until water and sanitation are acknowledged as basic rights, “there will be no accountability for the deprivation and denial suffered by millions, and no meaningful progress in international efforts to expand safe access...
24 Mar 2014 TOKYO, Japan
Global demand for freshwater is expected to increase by about 55 percent by 2050, largely due to the increased demand in manufacturing (400 percent), thermal electricity generation (140 percent) and domestic use (130 percent), according to a new report from the United Nations.The report, “World Water Development Report 2014; Water and Energy,” was released on March 21 at the Asia Pacific Regional Symposium “Water-Energy Nexus in Asia,” which was held at the United Nations University Headquarters Building in Tokyo, Japan...