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6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden administration reengages US with “flawed” UN Human Rights Council as Wall Street bets on water futures
In another reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the council.The Trump administration withdrew from the UNHRC in 2018 citing entrenched bias against Israel and concern at the council’s willingness to admit nations which were themselves frequent abusers of human rights...
15 Jul 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined UN-Water Chair, Gilbert Huongbo 9 July in the launch of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) Global Acceleration Framework. SDG 6, one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, calls for clean water and sanitation for all people...
30 Jun 2020 ACCRA, Ghana
Ghana has confirmed accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), becoming the third African country and 44th Party to join the Convention, managed by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Ghana also has become a Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention)...
7 Nov 2019 YAOUNDE
Cameroon's Ministry of Energy and Water Resources began here on Tuesday a two-day information sharing workshop on the process initiated by the African country to become a party to the UN Water Convention. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), discussed practical steps in the country's accession process, according to Sonja Koeppel, secretary of the Water Convention.
7 Sep 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water have published the most recent version of the UN-Water Global Assessment and Analysis of Sanitation and Drinking-Water 2019 (known as the GLAAS Report).The survey of 115 countries and territories reveals that weak government systems and lack of human resources and funds continue to hamper the delivery of water and sanitation (WASH) services in the world’s poorest countries and that efforts to ensure adequate services for all have been undermined...
28 Jul 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
Describing the linkage between water challenges and climate change, a new UN Water Policy Brief calls for increased investment in improved hydrological data, institutions and governance, education and capacity development, risk assessment and knowledge sharing.Released July 12, the paper emphasizes the impact of climate change on the variability of the water cycle: weather events create an unpredictability of water availability which, in turn, affects water quality and quantity and further threatens biodiversity and sustainable development...
19 Mar 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 (WWDR), launched March 19 with the theme "Leaving No One Behind", argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the broad set of goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: from food and energy security, to economic development and environmental sustainability...
7 Jul 2018 New YORK, NY
The world is not on track to reach United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Water and Sanitation by the deadline set for 2030, according to a new report from UN-Water, the United Nations entity tasked with coordinating 30 UN organizations’ activities relating to water and sanitation...
31 Jan 2017 AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
UN-Water, a coagulation of United Nations agencies, has declared that World Water Day (22nd March, 2017) is “all about wastewater, and how we should be reducing and reusing it rather than letting it go down the drain”, encouraging individuals to “download your inspiration” and “share what you are doing” ( www...
28 Sep 2016 NEW YORK, NY
Belarus will contribute to the UN efforts in effective water resources management, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the high-level meeting on the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals at the UN headquarters in New York on 23 September.
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 Sep 2015 PHNOM PENH
Environmental groups on Tuesday urged the government to seek greater legal clarity among the Mekong River countries about how they should share its resources. They want the government to ratify a UN treaty that gives legal clarity in using the resources while at the same time respecting national interests.