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GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / WORLD TOILET DAY ADVANCER

More than half of India's population does not use toilets, creating a sanitation problem throughout the country. Now a campaign encourages people to build, and use, toilets, and already health is improving. WORLD BANK

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LEBANON WATER PROJECT

The World Bank Group has announced a massive project that will get running water to over 1.6 million people living across the greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. WORLD BANK

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE ECONOMY REPORT WRAP

A new report  presented by the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. UNIFEED – UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / WATER SHORTAGE

After two decades of civil war left the capital ofSomalia,Mogadishu, devastated and devoid of basic urban services and infrastructure, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), handed over four large water wells to the administration of the Banadir region inMogadishuaiming to provide affordable, clean and safe water to 260,000 households. AMISOM

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WATER AND SANITATION

A new WHO/UNICEF report says that since 1990, almost 2 billion people globally have gained access to improved sanitation and 2.3 billion have gained access to drinking-water from improved sources. Yet experts remain "tremendously" concerned with sanitation. "We are seeing that progress seems to be stuck at about 2.5 billion people, which we saw in [...]

8 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / BLOOMBERG CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The role of the Special Envoy will be to galvanize urban action to reduce greenhouse emissions ahead of the United Nations climate summit this coming September. UNTV

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY WRAP

With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today (19 November) called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority. UNTV

19 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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