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Happy World Water Day!!

Friday, 22 March, is World Water Day.. The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. 

Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. 

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. More on the theme.

In time for World Water Day, the UN has issued it's
2019 World Water Development Report, focused on leaving no one behind. The report was launched on 19 March 2019 during the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and in conjunction to the World Water Day, demonstrates how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to addressing various social and economic inequities, such that ‘no one is left behind’ when it comes to enjoying the multiple benefits and opportunities that water provides.



World Vision is hosting two webinars in honour of World Water Day. The first took place on Tuesday, 12 March, focusing on WASH in Healthcare Facilities in Afghanistan. Meeting recording link

REGISTER TODAY FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR -- Thursday, 4 April: Inclusive WASH in Southern Africa -- project examples from Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Here are links to other webinars that may be of interest. 

Have questions?  
Meet Kristie Urich, CKM - your WASH CoP Manager!
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