Daily Archives: 19 November 2014

19 Nov, 2014

Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN

UN News Centre - For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization

19 Nov, 2014

Asia-Pacific countries launch forum to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

ESCAP - Beijing +20 Asia-Pacific Review Live webcast Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for a regional high-level conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment. During the Conference, the Asia and Pacific leaders and ministers will address critical issues, such as eliminating violence against women and girls, empowering women economically and increasing their