High Level Panel includes universal access to water and sanitation in Post-2015 agenda
The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda established by UN Secretary General released ’A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’, a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. Among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) considered, SDG6 aims at achieving universal access to water and sanitation.
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Conclusions from the 3rd session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
>> Executive summary in different languages
The final conclusions and summary report of the 3rd session of the intergovernmental Open Working Group on sustainable development goals called for in the Rio+20 Outcome Document, convened on 22-24 May 2013, are now available online.
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From the Decade’s Programmes
May issue of bimonthly publications review is out!
Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this review brings you every two months the latest publications produced by United Nations agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation.
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Capacity pool, the magazine from UNW-DPC, focuses on water cooperation
The UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) focuses the latest issue of its quarterly magazine on water cooperation issues.
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Workshop on transboundary water cooperation. Latin American and Pan-European regions: sharing experiences and learning from each other
Date: 11-12 June 2013
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Organizers: UNECE, ECLAC, UNESCO, among others
This workshop will offer a forum for debating the current state of water cooperation, the progress achieved and the prevailing challenges, as well as for sharing lessons learned and good practices for cooperation on transboundary waters in the Latin American and Caribbean region and the UNECE region.
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2nd meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation
Date: 4-5 June 2013
Place: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Organizers: Government of Tajikistan in collaboration with UN agencies
In preparation of the High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation which will take place in Dushanbe on 20-21 August 2013, the Steering Committee will meet to discuss and agree on the final draft of the conference program; decide on key sessions’ speakers, moderators and chairs; and make suggestions for the zero draft of the outcome document. The main objective of the High-Level Conference is to contribute to the improvement of water cooperation, in particular at transboundary level, by promoting successful policies, best practices and wider public participation, and encouraging policy makers to promote water cooperation at all levels in order to achieve internationally agreed goals on water.
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3rd LatinoSan Conference. Sanitation for all: new challenges, new opportunities
Date: 29-31 May 2013
Organizers: Ministry of Health of Panama
The 3rd Latin American Sanitation Conference (LatinoSan 2013), held under the theme ’Sanitation for all: new challenges: new opportunities’, is being webcasted live. Today, 31 May, Catarina de Albuquerque, United Nations Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, will hold a debate on the human right to water and sanitation, its implications and monitoring.
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