World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind
UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds
Closing the financing gap for water and sanitation is critical to achieving universal, sustainable, and equitable access to water and sanitation. Water.org, IRC WASH and The World Bank launch new paper “Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right”.
Let me reiterate our stand that “for all” unequivocally includes all refugees, asylum seekers, stateless people and internally displaced persons or, as the slogan of the 2019 World Water Day campaign affirms: “Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.”
As high-income countries buy products with a considerable ‘water footprint,’ this World Water Day, WaterAid is calling goods production to be more sustainable and for consumers to be more mindful when making purchases.
Commemorating World Water Day, a pivot event was hosted on 19 March 2019 at the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office at Geneva. During the event, the United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 was launched.
UN Environment, Google, the European Commission and partners aim to “leave no one behind” on World Water Day, launching a groundbreaking data platform to track the world’s water bodies—and countries’ progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.