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Origami birds
Did you know that a group of hummingbirds can be called a shimmer, charm or bouquet? You and your class can now participate in the creation of a bouquet of hummingbirds, a colourful installation of origami birds created by students ...
Ethiopian man watering garden
Thanks to a project by the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the Japan Government, which employed local people to build waterworks, Yasin Muhumad Faarah now has a reliable, resilient water supply in his village in Jigjiga, Somali region, Ethiopia ...
Kids washing hands
The UN-hosted Sanitation and Water for All global partnership (SWA) released a new handbook that supports parliamentarians in advancing the human rights to water and sanitation and promotes the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 worldwide. As we approach ...
UN WWDR 2023 report cover
The new edition of the UN World Water Development Report (UN WWDR) 2023, Partnerships and Cooperation for Water, will be launched on World Water Day, 22 March. At current rates of progress, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 – water and ...
Kids jumping in joy in front of a school toilet.
One of the main outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference, 22-24 March, is the Water Action Agenda. The Agenda is the collection of all voluntary commitments to accelerate progress in the second halves of both the Water Action Decade ...
Two young women in front of a toilet
The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) believes the fastest way to solve the sanitation crisis is to turn it into an economic opportunity, led by local-market entrepreneurs, guided by multinational corporation mentors. Through its world-renowned Accelerator, the TBC provides business model ...
Boy drinking water using his hands
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Bank, launch the report State of the world's drinking water: An urgent call to action to accelerate progress on ensuring safe drinking water for all ...
Women washing their hands
Despite efforts to promote hand hygiene, the rates of access to hand hygiene facilities remain stubbornly low. If current rates of progress continue, by the end of the SDG era in 2030, 1.9 billion people will still lack facilities to ...
Girl washing her hands
The UN-hosted Sanitation and Water for All global partnership (SWA) has released the findings of a global study on external perceptions of water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as barriers to driving political prioritization and investment. Conducted by Browning Environmental ...
justice begins here text
The UN-hosted Sanitation and Water for All partnership (SWA) has launched an international campaign which calls for just and equitable delivery of water and sanitation services. The #JusticeBeginsHere campaign invites individuals and organizations from all sectors to tackle the structural ...