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.

10 11, 2017

New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced as Action Days begin

2017-11-16T15:30:02+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Climate change, News|

In Bonn, new initiatives were announced to push forward the transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement.

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.