Water and Sanitation

10 11, 2017

Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

2017-11-16T15:29:56+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Water and Sanitation|

Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.

29 09, 2017

Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water

2017-11-16T15:31:48+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open. “The latest estimate of the number of Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh [...]

29 08, 2017

Children’s access to safe water and sanitation is a right, not a privilege – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:32:51+00:00 August 29th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children's most basic means of survival – water – must be a priority, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning that children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to drinking water. “Children's access to safe water and sanitation, [...]

28 08, 2017

At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need ‘major push’

2017-08-28T21:45:59+00:00 August 28th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected. “None should imagine that the state of sanitation and coral reefs are anything but directly connected,” Mr. Thomson said, delivering the keynote address at special event in Stockholm to [...]

12 07, 2017

Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report

2017-11-16T15:33:22+00:00 July 12th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new United Nations report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs.

16 06, 2017

Ukraine: 750,000 children at risk of losing access to safe drinking water, warns UN

2017-06-19T14:54:52+00:00 June 16th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

With the recent escalation of hostilities damaging vital water infrastructure in eastern Ukraine, at least 750,000 children are at imminent risk of being cut off from safe drinking water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

13 04, 2017

‘Radical’ investments needed to meet global water and sanitation targets – UN report

2017-11-16T15:36:56+00:00 April 13th, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

21 03, 2017

High-Level Panel on Water: World Water Day statement

2017-11-16T15:37:50+00:00 March 21st, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

We, the 12 leaders who make up the Panel, are demonstrating by our own engagements the importance of national action and regional and global cooperation for changing the way the world looks at water, and how we manage it.

18 11, 2016

On World Toilet Day, UN spotlights the impact of sanitation on peoples’ livelihoods

2017-11-16T15:39:07+00:00 November 18th, 2016|News, Water and Sanitation|

"Toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of toilets at work and at home has severe consequences," said Ban Ki-moon.

9 11, 2016

COP22 spotlights water as part of the climate change solution

2017-11-16T15:39:26+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Climate change, News, Water and Sanitation|

“Water is one of the most impacted resources, but water also provides solutions to these challenges,” stressed the President of the World Water Council.