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World Water Day 22 March

22 Mar 2024
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World Water Day 22 March




World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis, in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.


In 2024, World Water Day focuses on Water for Prosperity and Peace; UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe are the lead UN agency.

Sustainable water management generates a plethora of benefits to individuals and communities, including health, food and energy security, protection from natural hazards, education, improved living standards and employment, economic development, and a variety of ecosystem services.
It is through these benefits that water leads to prosperity. And equitable sharing of these benefits promotes peace.

When it comes to water, sharing truly is caring.


Water for Peace: official celebration of World Water Day 2024

In 2024, World Water Day aims to highlight the benefits of water management as a conduit for peace, showcasing effective mechanisms and tools to enhance cooperation and prevent water-related disputes. The official UN celebration of the day will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.


Launch of the 2024 UN World Water Development Report: Water for Prosperity and Peace

Water for Prosperity and Peace is the title of the upcoming United Nations World Water Development Report, which will be released on World Water Day, 22 March, at UNESCO Headquarters.




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