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World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds

The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand.
Remarks by George Okoth-Obbo, Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees during World Water Day

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.”

WaterAid’s World Water Day report shows hidden cost of consumer products

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.

‘Leaving no one behind’: World Water Development Report 2019

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 and the Joint Research Centre launch groundbreaking new platform to track changes to water bodies

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.

From space to Antarctica – clean water from space technology

As humans produce mostly grey water, the European Space Agency has investigated recycling grey water for its astronauts for over 20 years.

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