World Water Day

WHAT IS WORLD WATER DAY?

Every year on 22 March, World Water Day is celebrated as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is also an opportunity to build momentum for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

WORLD WATER DAY 2019 – LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Today, billions of people are still living without safe water. To ‘leave no one behind’, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored. Regulatory and legal frameworks must recognise the right to water for all people, and sufficient funding must be fairly and effectively targeted at those who need it most.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Follow this link for news, documents and reports on water in the UN system; explore facts, figures and targets of SDG 6 on water and sanitation for all. Use the interactive map to find out about the World Water Day 2019 events near you, and tell others about your event. We look forward to seeing your #WorldWaterDay thoughts, ideas and activities on social media!