The UN Water Library provides access to water and sanitation related publications produced by the United Nations system. This virtual library is currently available in English and in Spanish but publications are accessible in different languages where available. A section for media provides access to those publications that can be more interesting for you.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
This guidebook for journalists describes how climate change, environmental degradation, evolution of extreme events such as droughts and floods, poverty and rapid urbanization contribute to expose more people to disasters, and discusses what media can contribute to convince more national and local governments to invest more in disaster risk reduction policies.
Water Journalists Africa is a Network of reporters in Africa who report on water. It was established on 23 March 2011 at Cape Town International Conference Centre, South Africa, by African Journalists who report on water under the guidance of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). This blog aims at promoting water awareness, enhancing interaction among African Journalists who report on water and improving their ability to report on water.
The radio programme "United Nations in motion" highlights the day-to-day work of the United Nations in pursuit of a more sustainable, fair and supportive world
The Millennium Campaign, in collaboration with other UN agencies with offices in Spain and the Spanish Public National Radio, has launched the radio programme "Naciones Unidas en marcha" (the United Nations in motion). This weekly programme introduces the daily work of the United Nations in the field on the issues of poverty reduction, human rights, sustainability and humanitarian aid. The programme runs from September 2013 to February 2014, every Monday at 9:15 and 20:15 (CET time), every Saturday at 17:25 in Radio Exterior and every Tuesday at 10:45 in Radio 5. On 26, 28 and 29 October a special programme dedicated to water issues is aired.
Date: 19 November 2013
Place: All around the world
This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. Celebrated since 2001, the day has been recognized in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Today, 2.5 of the world's seven billion people, mostly in rural areas, do not have proper sanitation and 1.1 billion people still defecate in the open. This has significant impacts on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development. The countries where open defecation is most widely practiced are the same countries with the highest mortality rate of children under five, high levels of undernutrition and poverty, and large wealth disparities. >> UN Secretary-General's Message for WTD >> Press release on WTD >> Facts and figures on access to sanitation
Save the date! UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
Date: 13-16 January 2014
Place: Zaragoza, Spain
Organizers: UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)
This conference, preparatory for World Water Day 2014, will analyze the commonalities and differences on the water and energy sectors and the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships. The Conference aims to draw lessons on what are the factors that make successful partnerships in water and energy, the role of different actors and how to scale up partnerships.