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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.
The indigenous mountain communities

Mountains are home to many indigenous peoples worldwide. Indigenous communities are often the stewards of mountain landscapes and ecosystems as their culture and traditions are inherently tied to land, forest, water and other natural resources they inhabit and use.

Fulfilling human rights to water and sanitation critical for human development

During a two-week visit to Lesotho, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, met representatives of both central and district Governments, international organizations and those pro …

The role of water in conflicts around the world

Without water, children cannot survive. When forced to rely on unsafe or contaminated water, they are at risk of deadly diseases.

World Water Summit hosted in Geneva

The 1st World Water Summit on “Leaving No One Behind,” was hosted in Geneva on 7-8 February, 2019.

The Lake Baikal expedition

Known as the “source of the earth”, the Lake Baikal in Siberia is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world. The lake is also the location for the Swiss extreme athlete Ernst Bromeis next project. Ernst Bromeis currently plans an expedition …

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