The first gathering of the parties of the UN Watercourses Convention, which took place on 15-16 September 2015, was a great leap forward for global legal water governance. The entry into force of this legal instrument had been long awaited by the first countries that ratified it in 1997. It was also a historic day […]
Water for Life and Peace
World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge.
Since its inception in 2001, World Toilet Day has become an important platform to demand action from governments and to reach out to wider audiences by showing that toilets can be fun as well as vital to life.
Managing internationally shared water resource can pose many challenges, such as water allocation for different or conflicting uses, infrastructure development, and the provision of ecosystem services. The decisions made around water resource development and management affect progress in sustainable development. – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being proposed to the UN General Assembly in September […]