World Water day 2013- International year of water cooperation

Submitted by Water Team on 14 December, 2012 - 17:25

The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the  linkages with the Millennium Development Goals.

Earthprint new publications

Submitted by Water Team on 19 October, 2012 - 12:46

Earthprint just realeased recent interesting publications in the field of:

UN-Water: Statistics, Graphs & Maps

Submitted by SANWATCE Secretariat on 6 August, 2012 - 10:02

This section presents some examples of statistics related to water. UN-Water is currently working on the identification of a set of key indicators for the water sector that can be used at a global, regional and national level. The information on this page will be updated regularly to reflect the progress made in this area.



Interview with Dr Reza Ardakanian Director of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)

Submitted by Water Team on 8 September, 2011 - 16:18

UN-Water interviewed Dr. Reza Ardakanian, director of the UN-Water Decade Office on Capacity Development (UN-WADOC).

UN-DATA Database

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 25 January, 2011 - 15:56

Browse by databases, topics or providers through 25 databases freely available


UN launches decade-long drive to combat desertification

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 18 August, 2010 - 13:30

16 August 2010 – The United Nations today unveiled a decade-long push to raise awareness and mobilize action to fight desertification, which threatens the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in 100 countries.

The General Assembly designated 2010-2020 as the Decade in 2007 to heighten public awareness of the threat posed by desertification, land degradation and drought to sustainable development.

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Gender-disaggregated data on water and sanitation: Expert group Meeting

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 17 February, 2010 - 15:54

Gender-disaggregated data on water and sanitation: Expert Group Meeting, United Nations Headquarters, New York 2–3 December 2008. (UNW-DPC knowledge publication series ; no. 1). Bonn, Germany, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC),United Nations University. - 35 p.

This report presents the outcome of an Expert Group Meeting held in
December 2008 to address the question of gender disaggregated data. The
meeting was intended to support efforts to enhance gender equity in the
water and sanitation sectors within the prevailing framework of the MDGs.
The challenge and added value of the meeting was to explore ways to bridge
the gap between conceptual or theoretical comprehensions of gender issues
and everyday grassroots realities of differential access to and use of
water and sanitation.


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