Month: March 2016

NHRI Water Initiative Common Platform Launched

The NHRI Common Platform was launched on the occasion of World Water Day 2016. For this occasion, all National Human Rights Institutions were invited to a cocktail reception held at the WMO building in Geneva, where they were introduced to the various functions of the Platform. With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the […]

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Photos: World Water Day 2016 celebration at WMO

Several ambassadors, UN-Water partners and National Human Rights organisations joined about 50 guests at a cocktail reception celebrating World Water Day 2016 on Tuesday, 22 March. At the event, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking followed welcoming remarks by Carlos Carrion-Crespo of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Ger Bergkamp of the International Water Association (IWA), and Jean-Benoit Charrin, […]

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Water, Jobs & Human Rights – Celebrating World Water Day

Each year the United Nations family celebrates the World Water Day. On this occasion, the UN World Water Development Report is released (Link). This year, UN Water and its partners focus on the link between water and jobs (Link): “From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a […]

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Achieving equitable access to water and sanitation in the Pan-European Region

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) organized a two day regional workshop on achieving equitable access to water and sanitation: from assessment to action on 21-22 March 2016 (link). The workshop brought together experts working in the water and sanitation sector as well as other sectors such as environment, education, health, social protection […]

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Strategic workshop on future priorities under the Protocol on Water and Health

UNECE organized a strategic workshop on future priorities under the Protocol for Water and Health (7-8 March) at the UN Palais. The workshop brought together government representatives of Parties and other States from environment, health and water sectors, as well as water governance experts from the Pan-European region.  The objective of the workshop aimed at […]

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