Leaving no one behind
Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.
What is World Water Day?
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
Photo credit: UN Geneva Secretary-General António Guterres message World Water Day 2019 Water is vital for survival and, alongside sanitation, helps protect public and environmental health. Our bodies, our cities and our industries, our agriculture and...
Engage your friends and contacts with information and stories about the reality of the water crisis and how it affects every aspect of society.
Use our resources to start a conversation and inspire action.
Gather people together to share ideas and make them grow. Hold or attend an event to make personal connections that could help people living without safe water.
Use our map to see where a World Water Day event is taking place near you and find out how you could hold an event yourself.