UN Official Urges More Help for Water, Sanitation in Poorest Nations

18 Apr 2011 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Leaders of the world’s poorest countries will gather in Istanbul in early May to call for additional aid and stronger economic ties with developed states to help ease their nations out of poverty. To meet goals to improve water and sanitation in the 48 least developed countries, or LDCs, donors need to provide more expertise in sustainable water management, expand storage capacity and improve irrigation technology, said Cheick Sidi Diarra, a United Nations high representative who will lead the upcoming UN LDC Conference. Diarra also told OOSKAnews that more private-sector involvement in water and sewerage is needed to promote efficiency and provide better services...

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